Saturday, 29 October 2011

Saturday Steps The Spooky One

Its Halloween Weekend

So I thought you'd like to come with me and Tess on The Spooky One from Boomer's new Book
 Dog Friendly Walks in and Around Shrewsbury

Me and Boomer are Ghost Pupters on it, Boomer has very kindly let me use his write up's about each ghost to go with my photo's

Plus has let me use his walk as a sample walk for my blog this means at the end of the post I have put a PDF file that you can print out and use yourself if you ever visit Shrewsbury.

Thank You Boomer and his Agents

The first thing Boomer tells you for this walk you need your lead on throughout as it is in the town centre, so for this post mom has not photo shopped our leads off, we don't want you to think Mom and Dad don't look after our welfare.

We start our walk at St Alkmunds Square

"Tess are you listening"
"Sorry George I thought I heard something"


"Over there George"

"GEORGE its coming from over there now!! you heard it, didn't yea, didn't yea"

"Is it a Ghost George!!! I can't look"


"Maybe if I pull my Tongue out it will go away"

"Don't be silly Tess that won't work and its rude"

 "I think its gone George we are ok now, so sticking my tongue out worked didn't it George"

"Dad can we get on with the walk now please, as Tess is getting worried"

St Alkmunds Church, you may see the ghost of a lumberjack called GEORGE!! Archer who fell off the steeple after being bet that he couldn't climb it. He did climb it but fell to his death and it is said that his ghost can still be seen falling from on high!!

Onto the church next door St Julians where a ghost of a man mistakenly buried alive is said to wander the graveyard

The Lion Hotel. A well dressed ghost in a grey ball gown is said to haunt this hotel and can be seen wandering down the stairs and into the ballroom where she vanishes into thin air

Barracks Passage, it is said that us pups refuse to pass on the side of the street that the Tudor House is on. (Tess is only a pup so she's on the other side of the road with mom.)

Faces of men and boys dressed in military uniforms, perhaps from the Bosworth battlefield can be seen in the windows.

We take a walk past Shrewsbury Abbey to the next haunted place

The Dun Cow Pub, it is reported to be haunted by the ghost of a Dutchman who was executed for the murder of Prince Rupert's steward. There have been several sightings of the man but perhaps the most creepy was when the landlords family all overslept to find out that every clock in the building was showing the same time 6.45am the time of his execution. Monks have also been seen on the premises.

"TESS,MOM" dad says do you want to go in for a drink?"

"No way George, you and dad come back over this side of the road, there's things flying around outside!!!"

Back over the English bridge, to make our way up to the town

We all stop at a slim passageway named Traitors Gate where you may see skeletons hanging from the archway

Shrewsbury Castle, Sorry but couldn't get a photo as its well hidden behind the castle walls and no dogs are allowed in. The Castle is built on the site where a notorious villain called "Bloody" Jack he used to lure innocent young women back to his home on the promise of love and marriage where he would imprison them and cut off their fingers and toes which he kept as souvenirs. He can sometimes be seen on the lawns dragging a screaming lady by the name of Mary Ann by the hair and followed by shadowy figures. he was eventually caught and hanged.

A Walk up Grope Lane

Up Bear Steps

To The Prince Rupert Hotel. We've saved the best for last as the Prince Rupert is ranked one of the top 10 most haunted houses by The Guardian. Rooms six and seven are reported to be haunted as a jilted bride-to-be hung herself in six, and in seven a young man killed himself when his betrothed ran off with his best friend. More recently in the filming of the Christmas Carol members of the crew saw a man in a nightcap walk through a closed door.

So are you spooked?

Boomer you did such a good job with this walk my canine chum, for the work involved on this one walk, for your great walking books, and raising over £1,200 ($1,935) for
The Dogs Trust
 Through the event you put on
The Hair of the Dog

I'm pleased, no honored, to award you

You can go to Boomers web page by clicking on his book on my side bar or going via this Link

If you would like to print out the walk
 this is the LINK to the PDF

Thanks Boomer

"Time to say good bye Tess"

"WHAT ARE YOU DOING!! I told you its rude to stick your tongue out didn't I"

"Sorry George, so sorry, I really thought I heard another Ghost"

"Bye every one"
"Heck, I didn't know having a sister would be such a paw full"

Have a Good Week
See Yea George xxx

"Kisses from me
Kissme Quick Tess xxxxx"

"TESS do you always have to have the last word!"



Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

You guys just have the best places to explore over there....can I come and live with you???

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

SIGH.... I sooooooo agree with AmberDW.. GRRREAT places to go about.

I will be SURE to remember the TONGUE thingy workin so well to get RID of GHOSTS!! THANKS TESS.. You TOO GEORGE.

Heeehehe I let Geo. be last.. we guys gotta stick together.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Fantastic walk, George and Tess. Don't think we'd like to do it at night....too scary.

Didn't know the tongue thing could scare off ghosts. We'll remember that.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

morikomidori said...

this is such a wonderful walk, i thoroughly enjoyed it.
some it is very spooky though, no wonder Tess got the hebejeebies. made me shiver a bit, good for getting into the halloween mood though.
well done to Boomer!
thank you so much for sharing all the chills and thrills :)

warmest huggles xxx
and squeeks from Peace Lily (she got a new squeeky toy today and has been squeeking all day long).
it's actually way past my bedtime (morning really) as i write this, but i have a neice in hospital and so our sleeping times are all topsy-turvy. i will show her your post when i can as i am sure it will make her smile, especially the poking tongues out at ghosties bit :oD

Michelle said...

My daughter and I really enjoyed your walk George and it looks like you are doing such a great job "training" Tess.

Rose H (UK) said...

We were in Shrewsbury a few weeks ago - if only I'd known I'd have found 'Grope Lane' LOL!
What a spooky post you've made - I'll have to think twice about visiting those places next time we go...too creepy!
Those steps must be ancient, there's many pairs of feet trod up and down them.
Thank you both (and Boomer of course) for such an informative post, and have a little patience George, don't foget that Kiss Me Quick Tess is only a puppy. She needs you to show her the ropes!
Lots of love as always.
Auntie Rose

Anonymous said...

What a great and scary tour George and Tess!

I will make sure that I remember to stick my tongue out when I see a ghost. Thanks for that trick!

woos, Tessa

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Hey bro - You might need to loan me Tess - I could do with her tongue trick to eradicate the ghost in our lounge room!!! BOL! What a great job she did - and you too bro!

Great walk. I love a good ghost story.

Tail Wuggles, Rubie

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi George and Tess, gosh we are glad we didn't go on that walk. We would be brave but mum is a scardy cat. Tess you did a good job of scaring the ghosty away. George you are doing a fabulous job of helping your little sister. They just ask so many questions don't they? No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Eileen said...

Oh George, you and your sis are hilarious as a double act. I haven't laughed so much for ages. I am so, so happy that I found your blog.

I really enjoyed going on your ghost walk with you. I must remember to stick my tongue out when I get scared. Worked a treat for you both :-) You are very, very brave !

Andi's English Attic said...

Oh dear, Tess is very young to go on such a spooky walk. I think she did very well. I think sticking your tongue out must work because you didn't mention seeing any of the ghosts (and dogs are clever like that - they can see what we humans can't).

Happy Halloween. xx

Molly the Airedale said...

You guys have the best walkies on your side of the pond!
Yup, we girls do always have to have the last word, right, Tess?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

WFT Nobby said...

Hey George, what a fun post. That little sis' of yours is quite a cheeky wee pup, I'd say you really do have all four paws full there.
But what a great walk (despite the 'on leads' requirement - not too sure I approve of that).
Heaven only knows what goes on in GROPE Lane.....
Have a great week yourself George. I know you will.
Toodle pip!

Taryn said...

EXCELLENT Halloween post! I loved it! So clever to show us all your haunted locations!

Scooter said...

Hey George & Tess!
Wow, what a wonderful howloween spooky step post! I think you both did a great job. These are most scary places and I'm impressed with your bravery. Thanks for sharing with us! I always love your steps.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful photos all, but my favorite are the ones of George and Tess and the captions under them. George, you look cute even with your tongue sticking out! (so does Tess) :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THAT was the best tour, filled with laughter, CREEPY CRAWLING TINGLES down my spine and such cuteness. TESSY DEAR, you are a he@**&C^^ -raiser, indeed! But a sweet one. Little girls always have the last word!

Oh how I love the scenarios that you have put together here, Jan. Both George and Tess are a great team and we are so enjoying everything that you have brought to us since her arrival. There is such a wealth of fun in your neck of the woods, and Ruben was standing over my shoulder as I took him with me on this walk. Sending you greetings from a gloriously autumn-clad Minnesota; it was raining golden leaves this fabulous.


Rattus Scribus said...

Rattus: I say, Tea Rat, did you read about George and Tess's latest adventure?

Tea Rat: What about it?

Rattus: Well, they saw some honest-to-goodness, according to Hoyle, ghosts.

Tea Rat: I don't believe in ghosts. Or aliens, or vampires, or zombies, or werewolves, or demons, yadda, yadda, yadda.

Rattus: Oh. I see. May ask then why you're carrying that talisman, and wearing that tin-foil on your head, and holding the cross, and carrying that cricket bat, and silver bullets, and holy water, yadda, yadda, yadda?

Pippen said...


You are one funny girl! Keep it up... that's what little sisters are for!

Sam and Pippen

Bocci said...

This was wonderful! And as always, we're happy to join you on you walks, ghosts and all.

P.S. Tess is soooooo adorable-how lucky you are George, my baby sister is a cat!

Patrice said...

Great walk! I love the header picture.

sprinkles said...

You always go to the most interesting and pretty places.

I would have loved that ghost tour. There was a story in the school paper that one of the rooms in a certain building is haunted. That same room is where one of my classes is held. It's said that the ghost is of a woman who hanged herself there many years ago. Apparently she giggles a lot and makes strange drawings on the chalkboard. I've never heard her giggle but I've seen the strange drawings on the chalkboard. Usually, it's small and in the bottom right hand corner.

My Mind's Eye said...

George you and Tess are just too funny. What interesting conversations you have too.
It appears that being a big brother is a lot of work especially to a little whipper snapper Sister.
Hugs from your BFFF,

Wyatt said...

We are Soooo scared! Boy, your places are super spooky. That Tess is a cheeky one, sticking out her tongue to the ghosts.
Stanzie says be careful out there, George, she worrys about you something fierce!


houndstooth said...

This is one of my favorite tours of yours ever! Talk about fun and exciting! You two really know how to keep us on the edges of our seats.

George, you may as well face facts now that Tess will always have the last word. She's a girl and she's the youngest!


verobirdie said...

So many ghosts in only one town?!
You two were very brave.
Aand you are double so cute now with Tess coming along

The Thuglets said...

Wowie..what an excellent walk you both did! Wee bit scarey in places.

We love all the photos of you both. Tess is so cute sticking her tongue out!

Have a great week.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Anonymous said...

Luv luv luved that spooky walkie!!! So many places with spooky stories! You live in such a cool place George and Tess :D You two are a couple of comedians. Had me chucklin you did :D

Thanks for taking us along! I had a great time! :D

Waggin at ya,

karen said...

Great to see you today George and Tess - we truly are GHOSTPUPSTERS

Road Dog Tales said...

Man! That was one spooky walk! You and Tess were very brave to go on that one! That lion place was really cool, though. And kudos to Boomer and his cool book!

The Road Dogs

Chicco said...

Hello friends,
well, what to say? As always beautiful and amazing places to visit.
Have a happy Halloween!!!!!!!
Woof, woof,


meowmeowmans said...

Wow, what a spooky (but cool!) walk that was. You two are SO brave!

Happy Halloween to you both, and to your Mum and Dad!

Rose H (UK) said...

So pleased you liked the pumpkin George :o) Use it as a toy though? It's nearly as big as you! Nah, I'll keep it to use at halloween each year :o)
Lots of love
Auntie Rose xx

J_on_tour said...

Great photos and captions.
I enjoyed the town tour with a few vague / familiar sights to me, it's been a while for me (8 years) but I remember staying up the next street from the Dun Cow for a night.