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Ghost Hunt Shrewsbury Prison

Ghost Hunt Shrewsbury Prison

£57.00

Ghost Hunt Shrewsbury Prison

Branded one of Britain’s most haunted places, a prison famous for executions and other disturbing events. The Prison was in operation from 1793 until 2013, when it was closed due to overcrowding.

With more than 130 years of incarceration, murder, suicide, and execution, it is no surprise that this building is haunted.

From the Victorians to the 21st century. What went on behind the high prison walls? Join Haunted Heritage as we take you behind locked doors for a Ghost Hunt at Shrewsbury Prison.

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What To Expect

Ghost Hunt Shrewsbury Prison

In the picturesque town of Shrewsbury, the Victorian Prison, as seen today, sits on top of the original Georgian Prison. The remains of this Prison are still there today, accessible underneath the current Prison.

Join Haunted Heritage

We will take you inside one of the most chilling places for enthusiastic ghost hunters. Paranormal encounters have been described within this Prison, and the most oppressive atmosphere when you first enter the door! Are you brave enough to join us?

Is it Haunted – Oh, YES.

Branded one of Britain’s most haunted places, a prison famous for executions and other disturbing events. The Prison was in operation from 1793 until 2013, when it was closed due to overcrowding.

Whose spirits are still within its walls? 

Mysterious shadows and unexplained noises have been seen and heard. A ghostly apparition has been seen numerous times, referred to as the ‘Shadow Man.’ No one is sure who he is, but he is known to lurk in the Prison’s ‘A’ wing; many believe he is an ex-prison officer.

Public Hanging

The last public hanging was on 11th April 1863, when 30-year-old Edward Cooper was executed for murder. To this day, the area where these hangings took place has experienced ghostly encounters.

Last Execution

On 9 February 1961, 21-year-old George Riley was executed by hanging for the murder of a 62-year-old woman. This would be the last execution at Shrewsbury Prison before capital punishment was abolished in 1969.

During redevelopment in 1972, the remains of ten prisoners executed at Shrewsbury prison were unearthed. Nine of those prisoners were unrecognisable and afterwards were cremated. The remaining prisoner was identified as George Riley, and his remains were handed over to his relatives.

Do you like investigating jails? then join us at National Justice Museum

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrewsbury_Prison

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Whats Included

Use of ghost hunting equipment, including EMF Meters, K2 Meters, etc.
Experiments include glass divination, table tipping and Ouija boards.
Ghost hunting vigils and seances.
Haunted Heritage will provide complimentary refreshments throughout the evening.

About the Area

Shrewsbury Prison
The Dana, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom, SY1 2HP
Shrewsbury Prison, also known as The Dana, was completed in 1793 and named after Rev. Edmund Dana. Back in its day, HM Prison Shrewsbury was a category B/C men’s prison and was decommissioned as a prison in March 2013. With more than 130 years of incarceration, murder, suicide, and execution, it is no surprise that […]

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