Sunday 25 October 2009 12.42pm
Thanks shoggy. I keep meaning to get his book. Anyone read it?
A friend of mine is a fan of the Fingersmith woman- Sarah Waters (though I'd read one by Julie Walters). I'll see if she knows about the lady in white.
The Thomas A Becket certainly delivers. I never knew...
'The ghosts of three nuns have been seen on occasions walking through corridors on the second floor. Joe Lucy, former British welterweight champion, saw the nuns and even claims to have heard them whispering. One-time landlord Arthur Ward found the disturbances so bad he could not sleep alone at the pub.
Further evidence of being built upon a tainted site is the pub's association with Jack the Ripper. A suspect in the murders was arrested in 1888 after â€˜leaving a shiny black bag at the Thomas a' Becket public house' containing â€˜a very sharp dagger, a clasp knife, two pairs of very curious looking scissors, and two preseries.'
From Southwark News