BUILT in 1861, Mill Street Barracks is steeped in military history as well as local history. It has accommodated many branches of the armed forces throughout its life, involving numerous wars.

Like many other barracks it has also been used as a morgue during several wars.

 Apparitions of lost soldiers have been spotted walking in the building and poltergeist activity has been reported.

Spooky figures of nurses and nuns have also been documented by many a ghost hunter.

I don’t think I have ever seen one, but I have talked with far too many people in the borough with tales to tell, and they can’t all be wrong.
 The three main spirits most commonly seen at The Mill Street Barracks are:

Old Jack: Mainly sighted and heard on the upper level of the barracks, particularly by the ladies. 

Black Dog: Bruce the three legged dog, a former resident, has been seen numerous times over the years searching for his former master. A whole host of other animals including cats have also been seen and heard over the years.

The Angry Man: In the highest room in the building’s old accommodation block, it is claimed this man has tried to push people down the stairs

That is more material for the X Files of the borough I am still working on.