Black Dog, Oadby

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Black Dog, Oadby and Wigston

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23 London Rd, Oadby, Leicester

  • With history from 1750, the Black Dog is a former old coaching inn, with amongst the ghosts is an old poacher, James Hawker. One night, after a bout of heavy drinking, he left the pub. It was later found dead in a field nearby. Legend has it that Hawker had boasted ‘I will poach until I die’, so it may be he ran into someone determined to stop him. Another ghost on the premises is a young man, who was decapitated when his motor cycle drove into the Black Dog wall over half a century ago. A ‘sensitive’, who visited the pub, said the ghost of a boy of eight years old haunted the cellar. He is a scruffy lad, with hobnail boots and his name begins with an S. The old stables are now a skittle alley, with this exhibits ghostly manifestations. these include a young groom dressed in a brown waistcoat, riding breeches and boots. The name, Black Dog, was originally after the Black Dog of Arden, Guy Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, who plotted against Edward 2nd in 1312.

 

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