Lady In Black – Haunted Bridgnorth
Perhaps Bridgnorth best known ghost is that of a young girl, dressed in a black cloak and laced up boots who has been known to appear in the High Street, near the Swan Hotel, and in Cartway.
Witnesses who have seen her include two policemen who used to meet up at the same time every night on their rounds. While having a chat they heard footsteps approaching as they stood by Cranes the fishmongers, although they could see no one.Then suddenly a woman was there walking towards them.One policman asked “Are you alright love” and he heard her reply “Yes thank you” before turning into Cartway and disappearing. This thought it odd that she would suddenly appear very late at night, wearing old fashioned clothes. So on the third night they folled her closely as she turned into Cartway where she simply vanished before their eyes.
The ghost has been seen on many nights and it is believed that she is a ghost of a woman who commited suicide after her lover broke her heart.
excerpt from Bridgnorth Ghost Book by Mark Hartley & Julie Wareing