I carried out some research on the area
and found that there was a Hotel on South end Road called
Saxe Coburg and Gotha which was changed to Royal House
because we were at war with Germany it was renamed to
the Windsor in 1917. It is unclear when it was demolished
Team: Brenda, Steve, various members of
staff and public.
We had been called in to investigate several 'sightings'
by staff. Most of which were curtains moving, reflections
in mirrors and quick glimpses of things out of the corner
of the eye.
We arrived at the venue at 11.30pm it was
a large building built about 80 years ago with a newer
extension. The pub was still open but it gave us a chance
to get a feel for the place. The main area of activity
seemed to be centred around the concert room area although
various sounds had been heard from the flat upstairs.
WE decided to condense our search to the most common area
of sightings - the concert room. Before we started we
decided to have a look at the cellar as there are some
kind of tunnels there we are arranging to go back to check
these out at a later date.
We set up trigger objects and a tape recorder
on the stage as this is the area where most of the activity
has been experienced. We also set up a video camera focused
on the stage area and a tape recorder near the bar and
bingo area where a mans voice was heard.
We checked the whole room for EMF readings and noted where
the wiring, electrical equipment, pipes, etc. were giving
us readings. We placed a room type thermometer on the
pool table and checked the room temperature with an infra
red thermometer. The average temperature in the room was
20 degrees. It was slightly colder on the stage and there
seemed to be a bit of a draught around this area.
We settled down in an area where there were no EMF readings
to sit quietly and see if we would experience any of the
Steve took a few photos with a digital camera which he
carried on doing throughout the investigation. A few orbs
were captured on camera which, after close inspection,
we attributed to dust.
Brenda picked up on an elderly lady in a coat with large
checks; this lady seemed to be recognised by some of the
people present as a customer.
After a while one of the ladies present screamed. She
said that something had hit her. Nothing happened for
quite sometime and some people left the room. After about
30minutes we were joined by some other people who sat
quietly and listened to what was going on and being said.
Several times Steve asked if there were any spirits present
but there was no response. Again someone said they had
been hit by something but this time we heard the sound
of something being thrown and on investigation we found
it to be a 5 pence piece. Certain people left the room
and the rest of us settled down to do a circle. Several
spirits came through Brenda in trance that were recognised
by those present as past customers, several names were
Our conclusion on the night was that any spirits that
might be present were past customers but there was no
real activity, well no spirit activity that is.