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Wimbledon Common

      Wimbledon Common is a wild untamed 1100 acres of open common ground that has its fair share of ghostly inhabitants.

      Jerry Abershaw, a notorious highwayman who frequented the area was finally caught and hanged on a gibbet on Wimbledon Hill in 1795. His spiritual shade has been seen and heard galloping at great speed across the common in the dead of night.

      The ghost of an escaped convict in grey prison garb has also been seen running frantically until finally disappearing. This apparition was first noted by the actor Edward Silward (or Milward) in the early 1900's and has since been encountered by many a terrified witness.



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Wimbledon Common
Photograph © Anthony Bliss 2005