Haunted Canalside Cottages!
11 September @ 8:00 pm - 12 September @ 1:00 am£38.50
Join Haunted Heritage for a night at the fantastic Haunted Canalside Cottages!
These beautiful cottages are located at Beeston, Nottingham.
By 1796 the entire length of Nottingham Canal was open to traffic, connecting the collieries at Wollaton and Bilborough, amongst others, to Langley Mill. This would have been the M1 of it’s time with barges coming and going carrying their cargo.
The first detailed census at Beeston shows a lock house and three cottages that were occupied. In the 1832 census, there were a total of 21 people living here, including the Eaton and the Rice family. Although little is known about their occupations, we do know that some of the younger men were employed as boatmen.
Whose spirits reside in these beautiful cottages?
There are many known families who lived in these cottages, but most importantly, the lock keeper himself. Mr William Barker was the first recorded lock keeper in 1832 where he resided with his family in the lock keepers cottage.
Are there other lock keepers who followed in his footsteps?
What other tales do these cottages hold?
There have been lots of families who have made Beeston Lock their home, and, although they may have died many years ago, could they still reside here? Who still haunts these cottages and what stories can they tell us about the past?
What other events have taken place here?
There is lots of history at Beeston Locks. There are reports of thieves, criminals, accidental deaths and even floods, and so we know there is plenty to investigate at these cottages.
Why not join us on our ghost hunt and see who you will encounter?
In the early 1980’s, the cottages became derelict as they were abandoned after the last tenants left. The local community were concerned over the future of the buildings and so they became the focus for founding the Canalside Heritage Centre which opened in 2010.
Experience these cottages for yourself! You may even encounter the odd ghostly horse … why you may ask?… Well you will have to join us to find out!!
If you like this one, why not check out our other paranormal investigations in the area.
Beeston Lock Cottages
There is lots of history surrounding Beeston Lock and the cottages that still stand here today.
Over the years, there have been many families who have lived here. The Barker’s, the Eaton’s, The Rice’s and a famous Victorian boxer!
This area has seen deaths, floods, burglaries and the comings and goings of many a boat laden with cargo.
There are reports that the Lock Keepers cottage was burgled while the family was out and that £40 worth of goods were stolen, including silver coins, a plate and some cash.
A convicted criminal also made his passage through the lock after being released from prison.
An Easter boat trip by a group of friends ended in their boat capsizing and an 18 year man drowned.
In 1932, a man named John Roe went missing from his home at 4am, one cold January morning. His disappearance was reported to the police but sadly, a couple of months later, a 15 year old boy discovered his body in the canal by the lock.
With so much history, we know this place is going to be a great place to visit!!