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Leeds Town Hall Ghost Hunt - £55 P/P

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Leeds Town Hall

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LS1 3AD

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Leeds Town Hall opened in 1858 there were police offices, accommodation for the gaoler and his wife, and thirteen cells on the western side of the town hall.

In 1864, when Leeds became an assize town the prison accommodation was extended and new cells built under the front steps of the town hall. Each cell had a wooden bench, and shackle rings for wrists and ankles fastened to the bench and the wall. The cells, which are still there to-day, are small and dark, with stone flagged floors, whitewashed walls, and no windows. Food was provided through a hatch in the door.

It is said (although there appear to be no documents to prove it) that according to the 'Bridewell Charter' each prisoner 'should have half a loaf of bread and a pint of ale together with sufficient straw for bedding'. Each cell could hold up to four prisoners, who would have been cold and very uncomfortable. The cells were later condemned.

The gaoler's rooms were also converted to prison cells. They were situated near the entrance door, and had only barred doors between them and the weather. They were known as 'the Cooler', and were used for violent and drunk offenders. At this time two new entrances to the Police Station were made at the front of the building.

Leeds Town Hall is said to be haunted by Charles Peace is a sad one. A former joiner, he turned to petty crime after he was injured and unable to continue in his profession. After being sent to prison, he came out a hardened criminal and continued to law break, at one point shooting the husband of a woman he had once known, killing him stone dead.

He was imprisoned in Leeds Town Hall for a period before being taken to Armley Gaol, where he was hanged by William Marwood, inventor of the ‘long drop’ method. It’s said his ghost still haunts Leeds Town Hall’s Victorian police cells.

*We are at Leeds City Musuem the night after, why not make a weekend of it!

Your night will include :-

*Chance to investigate many areas of the Town Hall which includes the cells underneath and the crypt which has a wood in.
*Chance to use real investigation equipment such as K2 Meters, Ghost Boxes and EVP Sound recording devices
*Opportunity to partake in investigation experiments such as Seances/Table Tipping
*FREE TIME to conduct your own investigating
*Unlimited Hot Refreshments

(Please note , we always try to have a medium in attendance on the event, however this is never guaranteed )

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