We hope that you enjoyed yesterday’s ghost story about The Foxhall. Today, we take a look at the Frenchman’s Cove in Blackpool.
The Frenchman’s Cove is a lively food and drinks venue situated on South King Street, close to Blackpool’s shopping district. If you’ve been, you’ll find great food served through the day and a fun and relaxed drinking atmosphere at night. But did you know it’s also home to a ghost story?
Late at night, staff claim to have witnessed ghostly goings on, from feelings of something other worldly keeping an eye on them to claims of seeing a full body apparition of a young woman. Even contractors working in the cellar are reported to have told the owners about an uneasy feeling as they were carrying out building work.
Before it became the Frenchman’s Cove with a pirate watching over from an overhead balcony, it was once a Tobacco Warehouse. Billy Johnson. Owner of The Frenchman’s Cove, decided to look into the history of the building and from archived records, he was able to find information and a photograph of a young woman named Laura Schoons from Scarborough who is thought to be the ghost that has now taken up permanent residency in the venue.
Even to this day, people claim to feel the presence of a spirit late at night at the Frenchman’s Cove, and we’re not talking about the vodka!