Ghost Hunt Haunted Railway Station, Nottingham
30 July @ 8:00 pm - 31 July @ 1:00 am£35.00
Nottingham, Gedling. Haunted Railway Station Ghost Hunt
New and exclusive to Haunted Heritage, the fantastic Haunted Railway Station at Gedling.
What of the History?
The former railway station was built to serve the villages of Gedling and Carlton in Nottinghamshire. It was opened by the Great Northern Railway on its Derbyshire Extension in 1875–6 and closed in 1960.
With the history being a very important to Haunted Heritage, keeping alive the legacy of Nottinghamshire’s social and mining history, Gedling Station is the last remaining Great Northern Railway passenger station in the Greater Nottingham area
Why not join us on our ghost hunt and see who you will meet?
With Centuries of history, it is well worth a visit… but be warned, after dark this place has a different atmosphere. With many ghost stories, this is the ideal location for paranormal investigation.
Without doubt there were many accidents on this stretch of tack. In December 1956 thick fog came down with visibility being very poor. A goods train stuck Paul Potter, aged 10 who was crossing the track, the train passed over him and he survived with minor injuries.
Ghost Hunt Haunted Railway, who’s spirits continue to walk the platform waiting to board the train?
As you walk through the door, you can feel the spiritual energy step forward. Come and wander through the chillingly, empty rooms and soak up the atmosphere of this once busy house. It takes on a whole new feel when darkness falls…
Guests must be 18 years and over to attend this event
The Tolkien Connection
There can be little doubt that Gedling Station is a building of significant social and historic interest nationally as it represents an important period of Britain’s industrial growth and development. Even more significant is its importance locally with its close connections to the local coal mining industry and pit communities.
Its greatest claim to fame, however, is a world famous literary connection as it is at Gedling Station that J.R.R Tolkien is thought to have alighted his train from Nottingham when visiting his aunt (Jane Neave) who lived at nearby Phoenix Farm. On one such occasion, in September of 1914, he stayed at Phoenix Farm where he wrote the poem The Voyage of Éarendel the Evening Star his first ‘middle-earth’ fragment. And the rest as they say ‘is history’.
Part of the Railway unstable!
As with most railways, Gedling station was not without incident. From Gedling and Carlton, the line climbed through Mapperley Tunnel,
Mapperley Tunnel was extremely unstable due to mining subsidence and the heavy traffic through it. In 1925 the line was closed prematurely due to part of a roof collapse, blocking the line causing much disruption