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With this old location are many tales of a death on the staircase, ghostly figures in black and a small children are said to wander. There are many reported feelings of unease,dread and being watched unexplained Mists , ghostly footsteps and disembodied voices. There has been mulitple reports poltergeist activity will you be able to last the evening in this historic building after dark ?Join us as we investigate Haunted Knottingley Town Hall with it’s very dark and eerie cellars, many dark corridors , and vast rooms. This location is now acquiring somewhat of a reputation as being a very haunted building in West Yorkshire .
The Ghosts of Knottingley Town Hall
Knottingley Town Hall is reported to be rife with ghostly Activity and this may well be due to the fact it has been built on the site of a Medieval Monastery. Knottingley Town hall Opened in 1865 and has been witness to tragedies and fatal accidents. Many people believe that a young boy was believed to have fallen down the rear staircase to his death at this location. Reports of two ladies casually walking around the building dressed in wartime clothes has been reported on many occasions, Reports of previous employee and a man in a flat cap are all regular ghostly sightings at Knottingley Town Hall. Strange unexplained thuds, doors slamming shut, as well as voices are regular paranormal phenomena encountered here. Dare you Join Us ?
The History of Knottingley Town Hall
Knottingley Town Hall was built in 1865, in a town that was already soaked in history.
During the three Sieges of Pontefract Castle, Oliver Cromwell took residence in the town, which was originally an Anglo-Saxon settlement, although the ancient monument of Ferrybridge shows it had significant indigenous habitation long before that time.
Knottingley, inextricably linked with Ferrybridge, is a West Yorkshire town whose history is tied to river travel and industry. It has managed to retain certain elements of that industrial history as thriving enterprises today, providing employment for many of its combined population of some 17,000. It was originally an Anglo-Saxon settlement, though the ancient monument of Ferrybridge Henge shows it had significant indigenous habitation long before then.
The crossing over the Aire at Ferrybridge was of importance for many centuries. A bridge was built there in 1198, and another to replace it two centuries later. Located on the Great North Road linking London with York and Edinburgh beyond that, the town became an important staging place for the coach traffic on that route. The traffic continued to develop, until in 1804 the government had to build a wider bridge over the river to accommodate it. The new bridge was designed higher to allow easier passage of the barge traffic on the Aire and Calder Navigation.
Knottingley was an inland port of some note, long the last navigable point on the Aire until the Aire and Calder Navigation, built in 1704 and widened in 1826, enabled barges to make it to Leeds. Its shipyards built and maintained both inland and seagoing vessels. Pottery was a significant industry for the town from the 19th century until as late as the 1940s, when the Australian Pottery, opened to cater to that country’s needs, finally closed.
Glass manufacturing continues to be important. The town had Kellingley colliery operating until December 2015. The demand for coal was helped by the huge power station at Ferrybridge. Whilst most of the coal bound for Ferrybridge left by rail, some was transported up river using barges, the last of which was delivered in December 2002.Knottingley is a central point for horse racing fans, with tracks at Pontefract, York, Wetherby and Doncaster all close by.
This Event Includes
Working in small groups, participating in Ouija/spirit board sessions, Evp Sessions, Table tipping, seances and many other different techniques. Tea/coffee a nd light snacks. Please remember to bring your torch as this location has caves and underground chambers. Please remember to wear suitable footwear as this location has a lot of stairs and very uneven floors.
This Location is not suitable for people with walking and mobility issues.
OVER 18`s ONLY
Yorkshire & Humber