The Jack O Newbury, Binfield

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The Jack O Newbury, Bracknell Forest

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Terrace Rd N, Binfield, Berkshire

  • At one time, the name of this pub was the Catherine Wheel, named after the wheel with spikes from the circumference used in medieval torture. Its named now pertains to a character in a 16th century book, which ran to many editions. However, few today have heard of it. Jack o’ Newbury was a legendary figure in Tudor England in a manuscript by Thomas Deloney. A modern critic, writing of this book, said it was popular literature, designed for the less educated. The pub exhibits ghostly manifestations. There is poltergeist type activity with a phantom that pulls on peoples’ hair when they are standing at the bar. In one extraordinarily curious piece of evidence, two glasses, witnesses saw, to move towards the edge of a bar with fall off. The CCTV caught this happening. No one was near the shelf.


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