The Bourne Gutter is back – but does this ‘woe water’ mean catastrophe lies ahead?

The Bourne Gutter 2014.

The Bourne Gutter 2014.

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A rarely-sighted stream has re-emerged for the second time in two years – and folklore suggests this is a very bad omen.

The Bourne Gutter, a tributary of the River Bulbourne, has been spotted trickling across the fields of the Bourne Valley, near the McDonald’s on the A41.

The Bourne Gutter 2014.
The Bourne Gutter 2014.

The stream is known to some who live nearby as ‘woe water’ because its appearance is believed to come before a major tragedy or war.

 

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