England's Most Haunted City
the outskirts of Chester there stood until recently
the old City Hospital on Hoole Lane, the
scene of a series of inexplicable and frightening
The hospital was originally a workhouse where the
poor and destitute were separated into male and
female sections, and made to live and work in harsh
conditions. Later it became a hospital with all
its attendant suffering, illnesses and deaths.
Several one-time patients, retired nurses and other
staff tell how they witnessed the misty outlines
of human figures in the corridors, or recall certain
rooms being icy cold even in the depths of summer.
Others tell of hearing the sound of beds being dragged
across empty, locked wards on the floors above,
or of catching the faint sob of a child in the night.
Demolished in the 1990s, the site of the old hospital
is now covered in an estate of houses. But who knows
what goes on in those apparently peaceful homes?