April 2019 - Ghost Hunt Events

Event details for overnight ghost hunts, ghost nights and ghost hunting experiences that Ghost Hunt Events have planned for Kent, Sussex, Essex, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, London, Somerset & Suffolk.
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Shepton Mallet Prison Ghost Hunt
Venue: Shepton Mallet Prison - Location: Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Date: 6th April 2019 - Time: 9:00pm until 3:00am - Tickets: £55 Per Person

Shepton Mallet Prison
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

0

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HMP Shepton Mallet, sometimes known as Cornhill, is a former prison located in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England. Before closure Shepton Mallet was a category C lifer prison holding 189 prisoners.

The prison was opened before 1625, expanded in 1790 and further building work was undertaken in the 1820s and 1830s. This included the installation of a treadwheel for those sentenced to hard labour. In 1843 the number of cells was increased by adding a second storey to each wing. The prison was damaged during a fire in 1904. In 1930 the number of inmates had fallen and the prison was closed.

Following the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 the prison was reopened as a military prison. It was initially used by the British Army and later by American forces who constructed a new execution block to hang condemned prisoners. It was also used for the storage of important historical documents from the Public Record Office in London, including Domesday Book.

Much of what has taken place here was brutal. In the 17th and 18th centuries men, women and children were kept in horrendous conditions, starving in packed, smallpox-infested cells. Former inmates lie in unmarked graves throughout the grounds. Seven judicial executions took place between 1889 and 1926, but the total number of executions at Shepton Mallet in its early years is unknown. During the Second World War, it was adopted as a military prison by the British and Americans. By the end of 1944, 16 American soldiers had been hanged and two shot by firing squad for crimes that included rape and murder. The notorious gangsters the Krays were among its former inmates.


Date: 6th April 2019

Time: 9:00pm until 3:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £55

Tickets Available: 0

Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)

Fort Amherst Ghost Hunt
Venue: Fort Amherst - Location: Chatham, Kent
Date: 12th April 2019 - Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am - Tickets: £45 Per Person

Fort Amherst (April)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

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Fort Amherst in Chatham, Kent was built to protect Chatham Dockyard after the invasion by the Dutch in 1667 which raided the River Medway and attacked Chatham's Royal Dockyard.

In 1708 plans were beginning to be drawn up to construct a fortification to protect the Royal Dockyard from a land based attack.
In 1714 land was bought for the construction of the fortifications but work did not start until 1755.
Part of the site chosen included a chalk pit with a number of caves. These caves were extended between 1776 and 1805 to provide an underground labyrinth of tunnels, protected underground gun positions and protection in the event of a siege. The tunnels contain many interesting and important features including a well, privies, loopholed defences, cannon positions and defendable gateways.
To ensure the protection of the Dockyard, three defendable gateways were constructed to control and defend access into the area protected by the Chatham Lines.

In 1820 the defences were declared obsolete due to better artillery equipment with a greater firing range. The whole of the fortifications were used as a training ground during the Victorian period, the practice sieges were so popular that thousands of people came to Chatham to watch them.

During WWII the tunnels were utilised by the Anti-Invasion Planning Unit and Civil Defence, who used a section as their headquarters. This is where Civil Defence was co-ordinated for the North Kent area in the event of bombing as well as support and assistance to the general public after such an incident. A section of the tunnels has been reconstructed into the Civil Defence HQ as it was in 1939.


Date: 12th April 2019

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 18
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Harwich Redoubt Fort Ghost Hunt
Venue: Harwich Redoubt Fort - Location: Harwich, Essex
Date: 20th April 2019 - Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am - Tickets: £40 Per Person

Harwich Redoubt Fort (April)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 18s only
Over 18s only
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Harwich Redoubt Fort in Harwich, Essex was constructed between 1808 and 1810 to protect the port of Harwich against the threat of Napoleonic invasion. The fort was constructed on a hill, which allowed views in all directions.

French prisoners of war were made to help construct the fort. The fort has a central parade ground. It was originally armed with ten 24 pounder cannons. In 1861 a 68 pounder cannon was added to the fort's weapon range.

Later in 1903 three 12 pounder QF guns were added to the fort. Despite the ongoing modernisation no shot was fired in force. In the 1920s the redoubt was falling into disrepair. The fort was briefly used during the Second World War to house British troops awaiting trial. Restoration started in 1969 and still continues today.

Ghostly Activity
Witnesses have reportedly seen apparitions through the windows and heard unexplained footsteps. Many visitors to the fort have also reported being touched by unseen hands in the lower casements. There have also been many other mysterious noises and apparitions seen by visitors.

The fort is well known for the apparition of a headless soldier. In 1972 a soldier was decapitated by a cable attached to a 12 ton cannon which broke under the strain. It is rumoured that this soldier now roams the fort.


Date: 20th April 2019

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £40

Tickets Available: 12
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Vinters Park Ghost Hunt
Venue: Vinters Park - Location: Maidstone, Kent
Date: 27th April 2019 - Time: 10:00pm until 1:00am - Tickets: £15 Per Person

Vinters Park (April)
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Outdoor Event
Outdoor Event
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

14

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Vinters Valley Nature Reserve in Maidstone, Kent has had a very intersting history and a house has stood on this land for 600 years.

Roman remains have been found on the site in the past, but the first recorded history was when a Roger de Vinter bought the land from the Abbott of Boxley in 1343, and built the first house.

In 1554 Henry Isley, took part in the Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger's Rebellion and was executed for his trouble. His property was seized by Queen Mary I (Bloody Mary) who bequeathed it to a Henry Cutts of Bynbury.

Vinters house was bought by a local businessman, James Whatman of Vinters. Although he didn't ever live in Vinters his son did. James Whatman of Vinters moved into the house in 1782, having bought it some time previously from the then Lord Ongley. He died in 1798 aged 57, and like many Whatmans was buried at Boxley Church.

During the Second World War the house was taken over for Military purposes and many Army units passed through the park. The fine furniture and effects were locked away. The ATS girls stayed in the house, with the men in billets near the kitchen garden. Having been empty for a few years the entire estate comprising of 660 acres was sold to a property developer in 1956. Shortly after this the house burnt down, and was demolished.


Date: 27th April 2019

Time: 10:00pm until 1:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £15

Tickets Available: 14
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.
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Events for Groups

Ghost Hunt Events can organise your Private overnight ghost hunt for your group. The maximum number of people will be determined by the venue.
Ghost Hunt Events will organise an unforgetable night which you'll be talking about long after the ghost hunt. You will go to a haunted location for an overnight ghost hunt.
Spend a night in a haunted Castle or Mansion? You watched the TV shows, now experience a real ghost hunt for yourself.

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