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Spooky goings on at the Waggon and Horses in Elstree to raise money for Borehamwood Seniors
An intrepid group of fundraisers spent a night with ghoulies and ghosties as they went hunting for the supernatural in an Elstree pub.
Six intrepid people from Borehamwood Seniors and three ghost hunters passed a frightening Saturday evening in the Waggon and Horses in Watling Street in Elstree.
The group raised £600 - more than double their target - for the club, which provides activities and entertainment for the older people of Borehamwood.
Robert Hickey of Borehamwood Seniors insisted he “wasn’t frightened at all”.
However he did admit to a slight shiver of terror when the torch in his hand went on and off three times without him touching it.
He said: “One of the ghost hunters was calling for a ghostly presence to turn the torch on and off to show it was there.
"I didn’t touch the off switch and neither did the ghost hunter – that was quite scary.”
Members of staff at the pub, who also joined in the spooky activity, saw cutlery moving without anyone touching it and strange shadows were captured on the TV screens monitoring the pub.
Tina Munchmore, who was also at the event, said: “The Waggon and Horses, which dates from 1471, is built on a Roman road, and there’s a long history of strange happenings there.
“It was a very strange night, unusual and intriguing.
"I very much enjoyed myself and would like to thank the landlord Rob Hutchings for allowing us into his pub and home.”
Based at Fountain Court in Hartforde Road in Borehamwood, Borehamwood Seniors provides a wide range of activities, trips out, special guests, entertainment and lunch to older people.
Vickie August, of charity Crossroads, congratulated the ghost hunters on the amount of money they had raised.
She said: “It was a very successful night indeed.
“We’re always looking for new members and volunteers at Borehamwood Seniors, so if anyone has a few hours spare or has a special skill such as painting they could teach, we’d be very grateful for their help.”
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