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The Ghosts of Buggen Lane

Published: 2nd May 2008 10:14

Do YOU know a story about Ghosts in Buggen Lane?

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Over the years there have been a number of stories about spooky goings-on in Buggen Lane. Tell us your version here.
Most ghostly tales are based on at least a nugget of historical fact - do YOU know the real story?
What about elsewhere in the CH64 area? Any ghoulish
and ghostly tales welcome!


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David C
At 11:17 on 2nd May 2008, David C commented:
All I know, or think I do, is that buggen is the Welsh for ghost
At 23:39 on 2nd May 2008, Clanger commented:
That's really interesting... in fact the 'Welsh' for 'Ghost' is in fact BWGAN (pronounced BU-GAN - for which read, 'BUGGEN' ). To be totally accurate, there are several words for 'ghost' in the welsh language (e.g. bwci, bwgan, fwci, fwgan, hysbryd, mwci, mwgan) - but the observation is close enough to convince me, for one!

I'd never thought as much - but it's fascinating. What came first, the ghost stories, or the road name?
Katie Robson
At 12:36 on 15th July 2008, Katie Robson responded:
The story I've heard is that a woman lived in Townfield (the house at the top of Buggen Lane) with two young children. One day, the children, without permission, ran out of the side gate (pictured above) and down to Parkgate, to go swimming (when it was a "seaside" resort).

The children drowned, and the ghost of Buggen Lane is actually that of the Mother, running, screaming down Buggen Lane in search of her lost children.

I'd be very interested to know if this story has any factual origin at all. Also, has anyone ever seen "her"???

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