Saturday, 13 August 2011
Spooked in Southend-on-Sea!
I set myself a strange mission whilst down here. Southend Council have public spaces to be proud of and Priory Park is one of my favourites. It's a mixture of quiet spots like this trellised garden and its also a hub of busy activity with sports pitches, open air exercise equipment and an excellent children's playground. There's also a museum in a building, that's a mishmash of period styles but is essentially made up of a house stuck onto a medieval priory. When I was young we were frequent visitors here and the place that stays in my memory was the 'spooky' balcony.
Unfortunately though, the museum is closed for refurbishment at the moment so my experiment will have to wait until Summer 2012 when the restoration work is due to be completed. In the meantime here's an illustration from the information board outside the restoration site which is currently fenced off. Spooky balcony is depicted above the arched entrance to the hall on the right. And could it be that I'm not the only person who detects strange paranormal activity at this spot? Mama Lovelygrey thinks that it was a well creepy spot too and check out this link to see some orbs in that refectory that are conclusive 'proof' that some supernatural activity is going on. Ooh err!