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Photo © Zbigniew Siwik (20th March 2014)
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"Wansford"

Haycock Hotel , Wansford . The date of the original inn on this site is uncertain but a date stone found in the garden places the present building at 1632. It has changed hands many times, reputedly once over a game of cards, and it has been used as a racing stable, a farm, a hunting lodge and even during the first world war as an ammunition factory. Since the hotel dates back to the 16th century, it makes sense that a number of guests at the hotel have reported various ghostly goings-on, including sightings of figures in public areas, especially in the oldest part of the hotel. Guests at the hotel have also reported feeling someone in the room with them . Mary, Queen of Scots stayed at the hotel en-route to her execution at Fotheringhay castle.(this, though, may relate to an earlier incarnation of The Haycock rather than the building one sees today). It has been said by many individuals that Mary is regularly seen at the Haycock hotel as well as other establishments that she stayed in before her execution.

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Photographer: © Zbigniew Siwik (Gallery)(20th March 2014)
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Wansford

Haycock Hotel , Wansford . The date of the original inn on this site is uncertain but a date stone found in the garden places the present building at 1632. It has changed hands many times, reputedly once over a game of cards, and it has been used as a racing stable, a farm, a hunting lodge and even during the first world war as an ammunition factory. Since the hotel dates back to the 16th century, it makes sense that a number of guests at the hotel have reported various ghostly goings-on, including sightings of figures in public areas, especially in the oldest part of the hotel. Guests at the hotel have also reported feeling someone in the room with them . Mary, Queen of Scots stayed at the hotel en-route to her execution at Fotheringhay castle.(this, though, may relate to an earlier incarnation of The Haycock rather than the building one sees today). It has been said by many individuals that Mary is regularly seen at the Haycock hotel as well as other establishments that she stayed in before her execution.
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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 5D
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 50 mm, Aperture: f 6.4, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 6/10 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: -2 EV
Date/Time Creation: February 27, 2014, 8:03 pm
ImageID:1188900, Image size: 4327 x 1979 pixels

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Comment by Rod BurkeyPremier Member! Click for more info..(20th March 2014)

Another gem from you Zbigniew . Really sharp,and well exposed. Seems like a good place to rest one's head before having it chopped off! Great looking building.

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(20th March 2014)

Wonderful symmetry, exposure and detail Zbigniew- welldone.

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Comment by David SwannPremier Member! Click for more info..(21st March 2014)

The low set lighting adds its own eeriness to this building.

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Comment by rustyruth(21st March 2014)

Great shot, wonderful light. Very interesting history, thank you.

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Comment by Pat TroutPremier Member! Click for more info..(21st March 2014)

Wonderful light and pic

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Comment by Martin Humphreys(21st March 2014)

Great shot & interesting info Zbig.We all like a good ghost tale ?

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Comment by Dave John(21st March 2014)

Excellent job very well exposed and very interesting narrative

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Comment by Hans LittelPremier Member! Click for more info..(22nd March 2014)

Great shot wonderful Light.

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