Here we learned of the Lady seen at the window of the Bury Tower and experienced her ghostly presence.
We met the spectre of the distraught young man murdered by the Kings men when he refused to abandon his family to join the army.
Mr Cranstone proudly showed us the wonderfully ornate gates to the Old Town Hall and the pump at the end of the High Street that he had forged in his Foundry.
We heard tales of apparitions and things that still go bump in the night and saw good King Henry supping in several of the local hostelries, his Kingly laughter booming through the open windows.
Madams and landladies, highwaymen and lunatics. Nuns, underground tunnels and cellars. A rich fascinating history of Old Hemel Town which we rounded off in style, imbibing in the oldest pub in the High Street before wending our way back to the safety of our homes.
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