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Golden Lion

Spa Well Road, Winlaton Mill, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

Winlaton was once at the centre of the local steel industry when a Quaker nail- manufacturer moved here in 1691. He set up furnaces and forges on the River Derwent at Winlaton Mill. A number of men were injured or died in accidents at this forge, used for tempering steel. Reports claim it that a number of these men were carried to this building. Here, they died. Now a pub, it exhibits ghostly manifestations. these include a number of male ghosts from those days. A photograph taken in this pub appears to show a middle-aged man sitting in the background, slightly out of proportion to the rest of the bar room. It is believed that this is the ghost of one of the men killed at the forge.
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