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GHOST HUNT - RIPON PRISON and POLICE STATION

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Prison & Police Museum

1 Saint Marygate

Ripon

HG4 1LX

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Would you like to investigate a haunted prison using the latest devices and techniques? Look no further than Kindred Spirit Investigations.

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Paranormal Activity

Ripon Prison and Police Museum has many reports of paranormal activity that have attracted the attention of programmes such as Most Haunted and other popular paranormal investigation shows. Many reports of activity have been made over the years, several reports of an apparition named George who is believed to be a 'warder'or 'warden' in the prison. Another female spirit is said to walk through the building answering to several names...Meg, Mary or Margaret . She is believed to have been too young to have been a prisoner but may have been the daughter of one of the inmates.

Reports of whispering voices , heavy doors slamming and the sound of a bicycle bell have all been reported in this prison along with the eerie feeling that someone is watching you and wanting you to leave. There is reports of a more malicious spector that has placed fear into even the most hardened of investigators.

What will we experience at this amazing location?

History - taken from Prisonhistory.org

Ripon Prison & Police Museum tells the story of the police and prisons services in Yorkshire and the Humber since the early 1800s. The museum is housed in a complex of buildings that served first as Ripon House of Correction, then Ripon Liberty Prison and finally Ripon City Police Station.

Houses of Correction were established after the passing of the Elizabethan Poor Law in 1601. They used hard labour to punish and reform people convicted of minor offences, such as petty theft, vagrancy, prostitution, and disorderly conduct.

The original House of Correction in Ripon was established in 1684 in the building adjacent to the museum. The minutes of Ripon Council from 31 March 1683 read “[it was] ordered and agreed that the mayor and other justices of the peace [of Ripon]…shall set up a workhouse and house of correction for setting the poor here on work and punishment of such as by law are there punishable.”

In 1816, the House of Correction was incorporated into the newly built Ripon Liberty Prison, which was housed in what is now the museum. The nine cells on the ground floor of the prison were used for the House of Correction, holding up to 18 prisoners, whilst the cells on the first floor were used to hold debtors.

Those held in the House of Correction were sentenced to hard labour, usually for one calendar month. At Ripon House of Correction, this included walking the treadwheel and cleaning the building. Prisoners were expected to work 10 hours in the summer and seven hours in the winter. Prisoners also carried out work to create produce that could be sold, such as picking rope fibres into oakum that could be sold for ship-building. In 1877, the total earnings from this produce was £331 15s 9d, the largest amount of prison earnings throughout England and Wales (Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 15 October 1877).

In the collections of Ripon Museum Trust, there are a number of documents that reveal how Ripon House of Correction operated. There are court orders for the payment of salaries or pensions of a gaolor, a chaplain, a barber and a surgeon. We also know that there was a governor, and a matron to oversee the female prisoners. Two notebooks in the collections reveal the amount of bread and oatmeal purchased for the prisoners – for example, 665 lbs of bread and 12 quarts of oatmeal in the first quarter of 1848. The prisoners were also fed beef, treacle, flour, cheese, potatoes and onions.

Much of the information we have about those held at Ripon House of Correction comes from the local newspapers, which published regular reports on the offenders held. For example, in the year ending 29 September 1877, there were a total of 134 males and 23 females committed to the House of Correction. 38 of these were committed for being drunk and disorderly; 11 were committed for assault; four were committed for trespass in search of game; and 72 were committed for vagrancy (Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 15 October 1877).

What to Expect from a night with Kindred Spirit Investigations

  • Our professional team will lead you through a night of investigation using traditional and up to date techniques of investigation using a range of tools / equipment to evidence the paranormal.
  • We have intimate groups that promote more intense paranormal activity and allow you to experience a wider range of phenomenon.
  • A wide range of the latest equipment and gadgets for your use throughout the night as seen on all the leading programs. Our experienced team will explain how the equipment works, what it measures and then its up to you to try it out!
  • All investigations are tailored to meet the needs and interests of the guests so if you would like to try something out that you have seen before such as a lone vigil, experimental technique or simply that you want to try a particular technique, simply inform one of our investigators that will ensure that is incorporated into the night!
  • Over 18 only and any one under the influence of alcohol, drugs or faking activity will be asked to leave and will not be entitled to a refund.

Additionally, we provide a light buffet but feel free to bring your own food if you would like or if you have specific dietary needs and requirements.

Health and Safety

Health and safety of our guests and staff is very important to us. All our staff are first aid trained and we have a first aid kit at every event. Although we attempt to cater for everyone in the community, at times and due to the nature of the properties that we investigate some of the events and locations are not suitable for those with walking / mobility difficulties, pregnant ladies or those with mental health conditions. As every venue is different, please message the page for more information if you have any queries.

It is advised that you always use a torch during the investigation and warm layered clothing and suitable, comfortable shoes such as trainers or pumps that will be good for stepping on uneven surfaces.

** Over 18 only and any one under the influence of alcohol, drugs or faking activity will be asked to leave and will not be entitled to a refund.

Terms and Conditions

Before booking please read our terms and conditions on our website as you will be bound to these upon booking. Please note that Kindred Spirit Investigations will not take any responsibility to personal injury before, during or after the investigation and persons booking and attending do so entirely at their own risk.

NO refunds.

For full terms and condition please refer to: https://kindredspiritinvestigations.co.uk/terms-and-conditions/ alternatively email the page and these will be sent to you or feel free to ask any questions you may have.

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Prison & Police Museum

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Ripon

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