Jolly Farmer, Winchester

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Jolly Farmer, Winchester

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Andover Road, Winchester, Hampshire

  • At one time, Winchester had four public hanging sites, with this particular one, near the Jolly Farmers, locals knew it as Gallows Hill. In 1637, Henry Whitley, a well-, locals knew, customer at the Jolly Farmer, , authorities hanged, for stealing hens and capons. He is now in residence as a phantom in the pub. When he manifests, Henry Whitley is in the habit of gripping customers by the shoulder, with struggle to communicate. Since his utterances are so garbled, with in very old dialect, what he has to say cannot be understood. Coincidentally, with his presence, the employees have severe problems with the beer taps and important items are spirited away.

 

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