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    I've recently been in touch with someone who's told me of an odd experience they had in The Blackie (the old congregational church on the corner of Great George’s Street and Nelson Street) some years ago and I was wondering if anyone here had ever heard anything about the building being haunted? Or, for that matter, if anyone knows why it's called the The Blackie?

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    It was called the Blackie because it was black with soot.
    Haven't heard any stories about ghosts.
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    I dont know if its true or if I'm making a bit of a fool of myself, but was it not Blacklers before they knocked it down, and built it again where Wetherspoons stands next to St Johns Precinct?

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    That's not true so it must be the latter. Only kidding of course.

    Blacklers was rebuilt on the site of the old Blacklers that was bombed during the war.
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    Cool!! I thought I was wrong, was a bit of a stab in the dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    It was cxalled the Blackie because it was black with soot.
    Haven't heard any stories about ghosts.
    Really? Cheers.

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    I've never heard of any rumors of ghost's in the blackie.
    What keep out sign?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpab View Post
    I've never heard of any rumors of ghost's in the blackie.
    Thanks anyway everyone, I got in touch with some staff at the Blackie and they've been really helpful. Although, I still don't really know why it's called the Blackie... If it was 'cause it was black with soot then wouldn't the other buildings around it also be black? In which case, why would that particular building be called the Blackie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by researchwriter View Post
    Thanks anyway everyone, I got in touch with some staff at the Blackie and they've been really helpful. Although, I still don't really know why it's called the Blackie... If it was 'cause it was black with soot then wouldn't the other buildings around it also be black? In which case, why would that particular building be called the Blackie?
    Some stone is more porous than others. The stone for the building (the Great George Street Congregational Chapel) came from a quarry in Park Road.
    I suppose to be strictly accurate the discolouration was due to over 100 years of soot, dirt and grime.
    The name definitely comes from the colour of the building (before cleaning) - no other reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    Some stone is more porous than others. The stone for the building (the Great George Street Congregational Chapel) came from a quarry in Park Road.
    I suppose to be strictly accurate the discolouration was due to over 100 years of soot, dirt and grime.
    The name definitely comes from the colour of the building (before cleaning) - no other reason.
    Fair enough. Cheers Philip.

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