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    Is this worthy of investigation and discussion?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
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    Childwall C of E (Salisbury House) was noted for its 'strange goings on'. The caretaker in the '80's lived in the top floor of the building and on numerous occasions, he heard things 'moving' around.

    The building was used as a Ministry of Pensions Hospital for wounded servicemen during the war.

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    Wasn't Earle Rd Juniors used as a morgue during the war? The school had a swimming pool underneath its building, in the basement. Strange goings on in here I reckon!
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    The Bluecoat School, while I didn't go (my bro did), has the infamous subject of 'Peg Leg' who was a shot down in his plane in the war and crawled up to the building and passed away in the corridor. Peg Leg's Corridor as it always was known was a very very cold underground corridor at the best of times whether the story was true or not!

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    Hi Kev and Cadfael

    I reckon that in a couple of schools I attended, Rose Lane and Quarry Bank, my ghost is still wandering looking for my lost GCE results.

    Actually maybe the ghostly (or was that ghastly?) pupils of Rose Lane are wandering the aisles of Tesco's looking for their lost school.

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    There is said to be a ghost in Anfield jnrs, I knew two people who worked there during the evenings and they said say there would be strange knocks and bumps. - ( but I don't believe in ghosts)
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    My school of Heyworth Street had an apparition or ghost which appeared every morning at nine o,clock prompt at the gate.

    Oh no that was our teacher Mrs Lovat or "love it" as we kids called her. Didn,t get the joke at the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfael View Post
    The Bluecoat School, while I didn't go (my bro did), has the infamous subject of 'Peg Leg' who was a shot down in his plane in the war and crawled up to the building and passed away in the corridor. Peg Leg's Corridor as it always was known was a very very cold underground corridor at the best of times whether the story was true or not!
    Brother Cad,
    I was a pupil there in the 50's for 4 years. I read about this on Bluecoat Boy's site and it was news to me. It is a figment of someones imagination since I left there. I wonder if Mr. Slemen was a pupil?.
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    Isn't there a possibility of every school being haunted though?
    It seems every school has a haunting
    It's the same with theatres, castles, inns, & country houses. The one place where more people die than anywhere else (namely hospitals) never seems to attract the same 'hauntings.'
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    I've not come across any famous school ghosts in Liverpool so far, I'd love to find a Moaning Myrtle or Nearly Headless Nick haunting a local comp though.

    I remember that people used to tell us that Hillfoot school was haunted but that was par for the course as it lay derelict for years and it wouldn't me nearly so much fun if there wasn't a ghost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shytalk View Post
    Brother Cad,
    I was a pupil there in the 50's for 4 years. I read about this on Bluecoat Boy's site and it was news to me. It is a figment of someones imagination since I left there. I wonder if Mr. Slemen was a pupil?.
    It may well be a story, but it's a fairly long standing story - 20 years + to my knowledge. It's the corridor...now let me see. Enter the building from the main doorway, turn right past the Head's office and go down the staircase till the bottom. The door opens on to 'Peg Leg's corridor - it's that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfael View Post
    It may well be a story, but it's a fairly long standing story - 20 years + to my knowledge. It's the corridor...now let me see. Enter the building from the main doorway, turn right past the Head's office and go down the staircase till the bottom. The door opens on to 'Peg Leg's corridor - it's that one.
    The story was doing the rounds when I was there 1982-89.

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    I know the passage you mean. It was the route we had to take to get to the headmasters office for punishment. The teacher went via Shirley Hall to get there quicker to get his story in first. It is a damp miserable place because it is below ground level at that point in the building which is built on a slope, there is no natural light there and it is the ideal place to start a story like that. I realise it is a long standing story but I had never heard that passage called Peglegs until I found the 'Bluecoat Boy' website.
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    I went to Bellerive FCJ High School in Windermere Terrace.
    There is an underground tunnel that links 2 buildings that we had to use to get from lesson to lesson, and it was creepy down there.

    I remember being told that a nun from the old convent used to haunt the tunnel. She had fallen down 'the glass stairs' and died.

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    Was that a sort of sub-way like TJ's, London Road that goes under Stafford Street?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Was that a sort of sub-way like TJ's, London Road that goes under Stafford Street?
    I don't know where you mean Ged....

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    [QUOTE=Mark R;98861]Isn't there a possibility of every school being haunted though?
    It seems every school has a haunting
    It's the same with theatres, castles, inns, & country houses. The one place where more people die than anywhere else (namely hospitals) never seems to attract the same 'hauntings.'[/QUOTE




    Does it have to be a certain age the builiding site to be haunted? I do think spirits run in a lot of places..
    Hospitals when people die.. Had a ghost in me sisters room and mums room at their death.. They said they saw a man in the corner of the room.. ???? Different hospitals.. but the same experience...
    I just said ... OKAY.. Go away whoever you are.. and then my loved ones seemed to be at peace...

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    Quote Originally Posted by naked lilac View Post
    Does it have to be a certain age the builiding site to be haunted? I do think spirits run in a lot of places..
    Hospitals when people die.. Had a ghost in me sisters room and mums room at their death.. They said they saw a man in the corner of the room.. ???? Different hospitals.. but the same experience...
    I just said ... OKAY.. Go away whoever you are.. and then my loved ones seemed to be at peace...
    Interesting reading that...I have always been interested in the possible hauntings in hospitals, but they don't seem to attract the same attention as the other places I mentioned. Like I said in an earlier post, the Seamen's Orphanage I live behind is apparently rife with 'sightings.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteH View Post
    The story was doing the rounds when I was there 1982-89.
    yeah me too, a bit later like 98-05

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    I have a friend who works there in one of your hospitals.. she has some errie tales to tell .. Of seeing feet in the hall.. and then they disappear. She works on the night shift..

    I was told a place has to be at least 100 years old.. to be haunted ? But, I don't believe that now.. I believe after what I experienced with my kin.. I think you either have to be well intuned with another dimention of the soul to feel or see ...
    My sister also had a polterquist in her house in Upper Maine.. When she wore anything that was made of black onyx.. it seemed to stir the unknown in the place.. The silver in the kitchen would fly across the room.. She moved from there soon after... and would never wear that stone.. True story...

    Sorry , getting off the subject of haunted schools in Liverpool.. I would definitely think like Mark R. says.. the Seamans Orphanage probably has a few .. Hey.. buy ya a pint Mark if you go stay over at night... LOL
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    I don't think it needs to be any age for a place to be haunted. But it would depend on what 'haunted' is. My family saw my late pop in our house shortly after he passed away but nothing since. I wouldn't class our house as haunted.

    Childwall C of E was rife with ghost stories to scare the kids but on exploring some of the rooms, you would get some amazingly strange 'cold spots' in a room - literally like walking in to an open fridge!

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    Cold spots..? That reminds me of when I stayed in a college Dorm in California with 3 roomates.. We walked into our little room and immediately were all shocked It was like a freezer in there.. and we had NO air conditioning.. No one elses room felt like this.. It was pretty frightening at the time. The college in LA wasn't that old.. so, don't know.. but, felt very spooky the presence .. we all left...

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    As I remember Peg Leg was the ghost from Colomendy so was probably known to may Liverpool school children. I had (and still have) many friends who were in Bluecoat and i've never heared them mention Peg Leg.

    Where did you pick this up Cad, I love trying to trace stories to their origins .

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    Quote Originally Posted by fortinian View Post
    As I remember Peg Leg was the ghost from Colomendy so was probably known to may Liverpool school children. I had (and still have) many friends who were in Bluecoat and i've never heared them mention Peg Leg.

    Where did you pick this up Cad, I love trying to trace stories to their origins .
    My Bro used to go to Bluecoat back in the 80's and it was going around the school back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naked lilac View Post
    .. I would definitely think like Mark R. says.. the Seamans Orphanage probably has a few .. Hey.. buy ya a pint Mark if you go stay over at night... LOL
    I don't drink! Yes, there are apparently cold spots in the orphanage. I went to Lister Drive School in the 1970's and there was talk that the tower in the building was haunted. Don't know if it was though...
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    I used to be a boarder at the Bluecoat School in the early 80s.

    The story we knew of Pegleg the ghost was that he was a german pilot that was shot down during one of the wars (first or second world).

    He was also known to walk through the dormitories clanking chains as he went.

    Many a night i would lie in my bed with my covers over my head not daring to look out in the dark of night across the dormitory in case i saw him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munders View Post
    He was also known to walk through the dormitories clanking chains as he went.

    Fancy flushing toilets at that hour, how inconsiderate and I hope you told old peggy so.
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    I remember being told of Pegleg who haunted the Colomendy dorms.
    I think he is just an urban legend (or leg-end.....beat you to that one Ged!! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyChains View Post
    I remember being told of Pegleg who haunted the Colomendy dorms.
    I think he is just an urban legend (or leg-end.....beat you to that one Ged!! )
    Yup, they were still telling that one when I visited Colomendy in the late 80s. Not the leg-end bit obviously, full credit to DaisyChains for that...

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    I went to Holy trinity school in Wavertree, which had an old staircase which everyone referred to as the "back stairs" the only time we were ever allowed to use them was in a fire drill. The teachers didnt even use them, the story going round was that years ago a pupil stabbed the headmaster with a fountain pen, which they used to use back then, it hit a fatal organ and apparently he fell thru the door and down the back stairs where he died, not sure how true it was but everyone including the teachers seemed to be scared of the "back stairs", one day when we were all sat in the classroom near to the door of the "back stairs" and the door opened really slowly, the book case rattled then the door shut, the teacher legged out of the classroom, whitefaced and left all us 9 years old sat there paralysed with fear, until one by one we got the giggles, although I think that was with fear! The headmistress came back in with the teacher who looked very sheepish and nothing more was said!!!!! Thinking about it, it was probably the wind, but you never know!!!!!!!

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