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St Mary’s Guildhall is one of teams personal favorite locations as this old historic location has a really strange and unreal feeling upon entering ! It`s extremely eerie and yet has a wealth of history that you can feel and also sense as you wander through the many rooms and long corridors. The staircases here at St Mary`s are reputed as haunted it`s a common thing to hear creaking floorboards coming from these staircases when nobody is present. This location for any ghost hunter can be a really terrifying experience.
The Haunting`s of St Mary`s Guildhall
St Mary`s is said to home to many ghosts, The one this location is most famous for is the hooded monk which was believed to be captured on a photograph in the great hall here back in 2014. Strange ghostly footsteps wandering up the many staircases are often reported, Monks chanting is often reported coming from one of the side rooms near the main hall. The feeling of being watched, many people have reported the feeling of being strangled. This is a location whenever you walk you will, feel you are being watched by unseen eyes ! Poltergeist activity is common in the crypt.
The History of St Mary`s Guildhall
From the mid fourteenth century onwards, the hall’s secondary use was as a Council House, with Coventry ‘s first mayor, John Ward, being created in the Guildhall in 1349. This annual ceremony of ‘mayor making’ continued practically uninterrupted in the hall until 2002, when growing attendance required it to be moved to the larger space of the new Cathedral.
After the guilds were dissolved in 1552, the hall remained in use by the council, although by the late nineteenth century most day-to-day council business had moved to new buildings, and some rooms at the Guildhall were even being rented to tenants.
Alongside civic meetings and banquets, the hall also functioned on occasions as a theatre, its size, acoustics and profile making it an ideal location for such entertainment. It is almost certain that Shakespeare came to the city as a performer during his acting career and the Guildhall would have provided the main venue for these performances. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century the Guildhall witnessed frequent performances by the famed actress Sarah Siddons.
Through its history, the building served the council in a number of unusual ways, including as an Armoury during the English Civil War, and even as a soup kitchen for weavers who had been left destitute by a collapse in their trade in the nineteenth century. In 1779 John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, had requested to preach in the Guildhall rather than outdoors during a thunderstorm. The Mayor refused permission in favour of a dancing master’s class.
This Event Includes
A guided partial history tour of all the areas, Working in small groups, participating in Ouija/spirit board sessions, Evp Sessions, Table tipping, seances and many other different techniques. Tea/coffee and light snacks throughout the evening.
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
Please note that once places are booked these are non refundable or transferable.