Chapel Bridge, which carries town centre traffic over the River Salwarpe, is so named because a chapel once stood across it.

Back in the 17th century, the verger was in the habit of riding his horse to a local hostelry, where he’d enjoy several jugs.

In fact, he’d get so drunk he would always rely on his trusty horse to find their way back to the chapel.

One night, however, the horse was spooked by a thunderstorm and jumped from the bridge. The verger suffered a broken neck and died.

Since that fateful night there have been numerous sightings of a horse and rider on the bridge… who then disappear.