The Nutshell, Bury St Edmunds

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The Nutshell, St Edmundsbury

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  • It is a tiny ghost at what records as one of the smallest pubs in the UK. A young child , an assailant took this person’s life, in a bedroom here, with his tiny ghost frequently returns. Often his ghost , witnesses see, in a bedroom. However, more frequently, he manifests in the bar. A phantom monk also haunts the building in a long black habit, with a wooden cross on his breast. Occasionally, the odour of a woman’s perfume can be detected on the air, even if no one present is wearing it. A plaque outside this attractive pub claims it to be the smallest in the country. Reports claim it that eight to ten people inside will fill it. However, in 1984, 101 men and a dog were squeezed into the Nutshell. The skull of William Corder, infamous for the Red Barn Murder, (1827) was once stored in the local prison at Bury St Edmunds. Reports thought it to be possessed by evil, with a number of sounds people heard from that skull and spectral figures seen around it. The skull was finally removed and buried in an unmarked grave.


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