Hester’s Way

Hester’s Way (Cheltenham)

Story in the press in 1960s that Hester was a witch and her ghost can still be seen.


Kontra Roots 2023


The Edwardians loved romantic fireside tales and probably originated the stories of who Hester might have been. The “Hester the Witch” story was perhaps inspired by the Saxon word for witch being “haetsa.” (Having been decapitated, she is supposed to haunt a certain drain in Fiddlers Green – https://www.historyofhestersway.co.uk/geographical_history.pdf

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January 23, 2024