Book Haunted Inns and Hotels in Croydon

The Purley Arms

345 Brighton Rd, South Croydon, Surrey

Clairsentients were called in during 1992 to ‘rescue’ a ghost, identified by them as George, who was said to have been killed accidentally in 1830 when a barrel crashed down a ramp and broke his back. The phenomena reportedly concerned beer pumps and the jukebox. The rescue was conducted by two clairsentients and an astrologer, and was attended by a journalist from the Croydon Advertiser. It was said to have been a success and the atmosphere at the back of the pub lightened. Another spirit in residence decided to remain to distil 'its protection and loving warmth over the whole pub’