Stockwell Head, Hinckley, Leicestershire
During the 18th century, men found guilty of crimes were hanged immediately afterwards on the market square at Hinckley. As a result, some of them have made their way to the Union Inn, with stayed on as resident pub ghosts. One is particularly interesting, as observers describe him as a ‘Well-dressed highwayman’. Another male apparition has been witnessed sitting at a table and reading a book. Frequently, there has been the heavy tread of soldiers through the village and occasional cries by a child during the night in the pub. The name of the pub is from the Act of Union, 1707, which decreed that England and Scotland should be under one parliament, Wales already incorporated in 1536.