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Wow! This is NOT an event to miss. What a location to have the privilege of walking into, let alone spending 7 hours investigating it.
This location has a long history of grimness, death and executions with criminals still buried underneath the prison. Some of the most famous serial killers have been behind bars here such as the notorious Fred West.
Gloucester opened as a County Gaol in 1791 and was substantially rebuilt in 1840. Hangings were carried out at the site using a “New Drop” style gallows erected on the roof of the prison gatehouse and continued on the new gatehouse roof when it was built in 1826. Between 1792 and 1864, 102 prisoners were hanged in public, comprising 94 men and eight women.
A new execution chamber was built on the end wall of A Wing in 1912. It had with two folding doors between it and the condemned cell. This was used for six hangings, including that of Herbert Armstrong in 1922. The last hanging here was in 1939 but the execution chamber was not dismantled until 1966, after abolition of the death penalty. Its outline can still be seen on the end wall of A Wing.
There is just so much history, we cannot list it all!
You will have access to many areas including A/ B/ C Wing and the Old Debtors Prison (Healthcare) we hope to have more areas when the Asbestos that has been found is cleared away , the site is very big anyway so still plenty to see!
What is included?
*Chance to investigate many areas of HMP Gloucester with Celebrity Medium Ian Lawman
*Joined by a Medium through out the investigation
*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 Spirit Boards/Table Tipping
*FREE TIME to conduct your own investigating
* Unlimited hot Refreshments
This is a big site with lots of stairs, please make sure you are in a good health condition in order to attend this event
- No under 18’s , alcohol to be consumed prior or during the event or pregnant ladies please
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South Wales, South West, West Midlands