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The Black Boy Inn

58 Cartway, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

The pub name is now what many would call politically incorrect and in some similar cases, people have argued with breweries for change. However, the pub name may refer to men working in foundries or similar places who used the pub. They would visit after work, still with blackened faces. On the other hand, it could be a reference to Charles 2nd, a darkly handsome man, or Edward of Woodstock, the Black Prince. Opened in the 17th century, it now has a Second-grade protected listing and inside is much in the way or contemporaneous features including three open fireplaces. It exhibits ghostly manifestations, both inside and out by at least four ghosts and poltergeists. A Green Lady has manifested in several places throughout the building and in the cellars. A previous licensee said that she had encountered at least three separate female ghosts whilst she was here. Outside the Black Boy, the ghost of a woman wearing a black cape has manifested. It dissolves away as soon as observers perceive it.
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