Not a ghost story as such...

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Re: Not a ghost story as such...

Post by Paul D » Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:14 pm

Robbi wrote:
GhyllManor wrote:Some years ago while walking my GSD ''Topper'' along the Thames towpath between Molesey and Walton, at about 11pm, he suddenly stopped dead in his tracks! (he was a seriously fearsome dog) turned and ran towards home! I did the same and very nearly overtook him!! Next morning I walked back, certain that there would be some clue, but nothing, no body floating in the river, no sign of anything untoward. A day or so later I was recounting this to a neighbour who informed me that some sheep had been killed in a local meadow close to the river and the culprit was believed to be a big cat!

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That wouldn't be at the back of Barkers Farm and the waterworks would it ?
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Re: Not a ghost story as such...

Post by GhyllManor » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:49 pm

Robbi wrote:
GhyllManor wrote:Some years ago while walking my GSD ''Topper'' along the Thames towpath between Molesey and Walton, at about 11pm, he suddenly stopped dead in his tracks! (he was a seriously fearsome dog) turned and ran towards home! I did the same and very nearly overtook him!! Next morning I walked back, certain that there would be some clue, but nothing, no body floating in the river, no sign of anything untoward. A day or so later I was recounting this to a neighbour who informed me that some sheep had been killed in a local meadow close to the river and the culprit was believed to be a big cat!

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That wouldn't be at the back of Barkers Farm and the waterworks would it ?
Barkers farm takes me back a bit! I knew Willie Barker very well, a real character if ever there was one. He told me many years ago, during the '70's that he used to go up to Covent Garden every day, in his Rolls Royce, but would park up and jump into his lorry for the final couple of miles!

To answer your question it was in that vicinity. The reservoirs were a favourite fishing spot, but as lads we had to sneak up there at daybreak and ish until the men started work, then we crept off quickly. There were some good specimens in them too!

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Re: Not a ghost story as such...

Post by Robbi » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:06 pm

:) I worked on Barkers Farm during the summer of '76 and knew the Barker family quite well :)

I also fished the reservoirs on the Molesey side in the evenings for big eels, and there were some big ones in there !
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Re: Not a ghost story as such...

Post by GhyllManor » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:13 pm

Robbi wrote::) I worked on Barkers Farm during the summer of '76 and knew the Barker family quite well :)

I also fished the reservoirs on the Molesey side in the evenings for big eels, and there were some big ones in there !

I think I'm correct in saying that before the Barkers farmed by the river they were the owners of what is no'w known as ''The Cabbage Patch'' aka Twickenham Rugby Club.

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Re: Not a ghost story as such...

Post by ExeAngler » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:42 pm

The "Beast of Bodmin" Strikes!!!!. Not heard about it for a long time but was well known in Cornwall in the 80s and early 90s I think.

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Re: Not a ghost story as such...

Post by Carp Artist » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:32 pm

I have once seen a large black cat prowling a lake I used to fish when I lived in North Devon. Many of my friends have also seen them. Pretty sure that they are Panthers or Black Leopards. I have also heard Rumours of large cat sightings In West Sussex where I now live. I believe these Puma, Black leopards or panthers are pretty widespread throughout the south and south west of England.
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Re: Not a ghost story as such...

Post by RBTraditional » Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:08 pm

Note to.myself; better keep some cat treats or a ball of wool in the creel.....just in case!
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Re: Not a ghost story as such...

Post by Santiago » Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:21 pm

I'd recommend you keep the cat treats in several sealed bags!! Otherwise you might attract one of those big cats.
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Re: Not a ghost story as such...

Post by Trilob » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:41 am

I know what shoes to wear if I ever visit that swim :Tongue:



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Re: Not a ghost story as such...

Post by Gord » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:18 pm

i do like those boots,they would put the wind up some of the people around here although there was talk of one around here a few years back, it traveled around mottisfont on its way to winchester
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