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By Ian Nadeau, Atlantic News Staff Writer

Atlantic News, Thursday, August 2, 2001

[The following article is courtesy of Atlantic News]


A BEWITCHING DINING EXPERIENCE — Dianne Higgins shows off the Goody Cole Room in the Old Salt at Lamie’s Tavern in the center of Downtown Hampton.
[Atlantic News [Photo by Ian Nadeau]

HAMPTON — Recently, the Old Salt Eating & Drinking Place opened the “Goody” Cole Room to the public.

Now the “Goody” Cole Room is back and ready to host functions of all sorts. The room possesses a seating capacity of up to 60 people, making it capable of accommodating everything from conferences to weddings to simple private parties.

Located on the corner of Lafayette Road (Route 1) and Exeter Road (Route 27), Lamie’s Inn is one of Hampton’s most recognized landmarks.

The origin of the name of the “Goody” Cole Room cannot be found in the history of the building. Instead, the room’s name stems from events that are suspected to have taken place on this ground before any structure existed there at all. It is named after the famed “Hampton Witch”.

For those who may not be acquainted with the tale, Eunice “Goody” Cole was the only woman to ever have been convicted of witchcraft in the state of New Hampshire. It is rumored that, following her demise, “Goody” Cole was buried in the ground underneath what is now the “Goody” Cole Function Room. Nobody, however, knows for sure. [Editor’s note: There is no truth to this. She was most likely buried in the vicinity of today’s Tuck Museum.

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