Lock-down is with us again in England so that is it for four weeks till I am able to get out again. Last time I was lucky in that sprig had come and I was able to show the results around the garden and greenhouse. This time the greenhouse has plants stored along with some garden furniture, the beds are cleared and look empty and will not be growing much till spring. Thinking what to write I went out for a walk for inspiration and after visiting the churchyard thought of this
This is the old Waterloo public house. It was built along the Turnpike that went to Reading in 1816 the year after the battle of Waterloo hence the name where it was a hotel for travellers. In the 1840's the railway came and no doubt the pub was still used for that until the Railway opened it's own hotel. a couple of hundred yards away by the Station at Moulsford.
The hotel did not last that long either because the station moved about half a mile up the track and they opened a new one in 1892. The old hotel became a guest house and when I was younger a roadside cafe
This is the place that took it's place, the Railway Hotel and tavern. It later became the Brenford Tailor
Which is how I knew it when I worked there in the 1970's, it's also where I met my future wife. The pub had the notoriety of having over 200 different whiskey's and people used to bug me by coming to the bar and after spending time looking for an obscure one would ask for it thinking I we being clever. My answer was point it out then please. That tended to shut them up.
Now what has this got to do with ghosts and ghouls well the first place the Waterloo