Shotton, Flintshire, Wales

A view of Shotton

The Old Schoolhouse

An old schoolhouse in the town was reputedly the haunt of “a tall, well-made, middle-aged woman, wearing a long, black ‘Welsh Lady’ type of dress, with a small hat on the back of her dark, curly hair and a ribbon with a cameo round her neck.” This excellent detailed description was published in the Alyn and Deeside Observer in 1977. The description was said to fit that of a former occupant named Mrs Henning. Although rarely seen, her presence is often felt.

Shotton Steelworks

Although mainly closed like many such industries in Wales and the rest of the United Kingdom, part remained open in the 1990’s. The apparition of “a little Victorian lady” who was busy ironing haunted one of the sheds on the site.


Visitor Information

Shotton is a town in Flintshire lying within the Deeside conurbation along the River Dee, adjoining Connah's Quay, near the border with England.

It is located 5 miles west of Chester and can be reached by road from the A548.

Pictured is a view of Shotton courtesy of Jack Moult. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.