May 2017 - Ghost Hunt Events

Event details for overnight ghost hunts, ghost nights and ghost hunting experiences that Ghost Hunt Events have planned for Kent, Sussex, Essex, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, London, Herefordshire, Suffolk & Cornwall.
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Oldbury Hill Fort Ghost Hunt
Venue: Oldbury Hill Fort - Location: Sevenoaks, Kent
Date: 12th May 2017 - Time: 11:00pm until 2:00am - Tickets: £15 Per Person

Oldbury Hill Fort (May)
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Outdoor Event
Outdoor Event
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 16s only
Over 16s only

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Oldbury Hill and Styants Wood, nr Sevenoaks.

On the summit of Oldbury Hill, commanding a powerfully defensive position, is one of the finest Iron Age hill-forts in the Medway, with substantial earth ramparts two miles in length. The huge Iron Age fort was built sometime between 150 and 50 BC. Ancient woodland, scrub and relic heathland disguise its complete outline.

The small caves and shallow rock shelters in the sandstone ridge were probably used by paleolithic man.


Date: 12th May 2017

Time: 11:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £15

Tickets Available: 6
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.
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Explosion Museum Ghost Hunt
Venue: Explosion Museum - Location: Gosport, Hampshire
Date: 13th May 2017 - Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am - Tickets: £40 Per Person

Explosion Museum (May)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Over 18s only
Over 18s only
VIP Tickets
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The Explosion Museum (Priddy's Hard), Gosport was originally bought in 1750 by the Board of Ordnance from Jane Priddy (hence Priddy's Hard) and others to construct the defences of Portsmouth Harbour and the Dockyard. The defences were completed in 1756. Soon afterwards the gunpowder stores were relocated from Portsmouth to Priddy's Hard for safety reasons and in 1771 a magazine, office and cooperage were constructed. Officer's houses and large gardens were added in 1777.

In 1805 the Grand Magazine on the site was used to store Gunpowder that was delivered to Priddy's Hard from Waltham Abbey. Gunpowder was transported from this Magazine to the Trafalgar Fleet via a Camber Dock, the Fleet included Nelson's Flagship HMS Victory.

In 1861 C Magazine was built and in 1879 the largest magazine, E Magazine was built. During the 1860s the fortifications were strengthened incorporating brick gateways, carponniers and or covered firing positions to cover the moats, Armstrong guns were fitted to the two demi-bastions.

The site was fully utilised during the Second World War and was last used for significant naval activity during the Falklands Conflict in 1982, the site remained active until 1988.

Twelve untimely deaths have happened at Priddy's Hard as a result of accidental explosions and in one case an "unnatural" gust of wind, rumoured to be the evil spirit of a convict labourer who died in the same spot.

Sightings of the unfortunate souls have been rumoured by former workers of the Royal Navy Armaments Depot over the years including security guards that have looked after the listed buildings.


Date: 13th May 2017

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £40

Tickets Available: 10
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Royal Gunpowder Mills Ghost Hunt
Venue: Royal Gunpowder Mills - Location: Waltham Abbey, Essex
Date: 20th May 2017 - Time: 9:00pm until 3:00am - Tickets: £45 Per Person

Royal Gunpowder Mills (May)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

10

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The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, Essex was one of three Royal Gunpowder Mills in the United Kingdom (the other mills were at Ballincollig and Faversham) but is the only site to have survived virtually intact.

The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, were in operation for over 300 years; however, from the mid-1850s onwards the site was involved in developing new nitro-based explosives and propellants.

Shortly after World War II it became solely a Defence Research Establishment - firstly the Explosives Research and Development Establishment, then the Propellants, Explosives and Rocket Motor Establishment Waltham Abbey; and finally the Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment Waltham Abbey. Its superior production methods and high quality results earned it a reputation on an international level.

Throughout the First World War the number of workers exceeded 6000, mostly local and female workers. After World War I production continued and crucial development work was carried out on TNT production and on the new explosive RDX.

During World War II, Waltham Abbey remained an important cordite production unit and for the first two years of the war was the sole producer of RDX. RDX is one component of torpex, the explosive that was used in the Bouncing Bomb.

The Royal Gunpowder Mills finally closed on 28 July 1945.

In 1945 the establishment re-opened as a research centre known as The Explosives Research and Development Establishment, or ERDE. In 1977 it became the Propellants, Explosives and Rocket Motor Establishment, Waltham Abbey, or PERME Waltham Abbey.

In 1984 the South site and the Lower Island works were handed over to Royal Ordnance Plc immediately prior to its privatisation. The North side however remained in Ministry of Defence control as a research centre; becoming part of the Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment.

After various reorganisations of Governmental research, the research centre finally closed in 1991, bringing to an end 300 years of explosives production and research.


Date: 20th May 2017

Time: 9:00pm until 3:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 10
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)

Fort Amherst Ghost Hunt
Venue: Fort Amherst - Location: Chatham, Kent
Date: 26th May 2017 - Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am - Tickets: £40 Per Person

Fort Amherst (May)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

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Fort Amherst in Chatham, Kent was built to protect Chatham Dockyard after the invasion by the Dutch in 1667 which raided the River Medway and attacked Chatham's Royal Dockyard.

In 1708 plans were beginning to be drawn up to construct a fortification to protect the Royal Dockyard from a land based attack.
In 1714 land was bought for the construction of the fortifications but work did not start until 1755.
Part of the site chosen included a chalk pit with a number of caves. These caves were extended between 1776 and 1805 to provide an underground labyrinth of tunnels, protected underground gun positions and protection in the event of a siege. The tunnels contain many interesting and important features including a well, privies, loopholed defences, cannon positions and defendable gateways.
To ensure the protection of the Dockyard, three defendable gateways were constructed to control and defend access into the area protected by the Chatham Lines.

In 1820 the defences were declared obsolete due to better artillery equipment with a greater firing range. The whole of the fortifications were used as a training ground during the Victorian period, the practice sieges were so popular that thousands of people came to Chatham to watch them.

During WWII the tunnels were utilised by the Anti-Invasion Planning Unit and Civil Defence, who used a section as their headquarters. This is where Civil Defence was co-ordinated for the North Kent area in the event of bombing as well as support and assistance to the general public after such an incident. A section of the tunnels has been reconstructed into the Civil Defence HQ as it was in 1939.


Date: 26th May 2017

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £40

Tickets Available: 17
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Red Lion Hotel Ghost Hunt
Venue: Red Lion Hotel - Location: Colchester, Essex
Date: 27th May 2017 - Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am - Tickets: £45 Per Person - Includes Hot Buffet

Red Lion Hotel (May)
Buffet/Food provided for free
Buffet/Food provided
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Hotel
Hotel
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 18s only
Over 18s only
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VIP Tickets available - Read More

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The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester, Essex is a historical Grade I listed building dating back to 1465. Located in the busy town centre of Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town, The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester is one of the oldest inns in the area.

The Parliament Restaurant at the Red Lion Hotel was once the old Banqueting Hall, still showing its timbered beams.

There are three known ghosts - a small boy that can be seen in the Parliament restaurant occassionally and has appeared in a guest's photograph, a ghostly monk that hangs around in reception, but the most active is Alice Millar.
Alice was a chambermaid at the hotel and was killed by a lover.
Alice has regularly been heard whispering and even talking to staff. There are recent accounts of people's hair being pulled and a womans voice appearing on a video taken in one of the rooms, with no obvious cause.

The original rooms still have their original wattle and daub beams. They are also, obviously, the most haunted.


Date: 27th May 2017

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45
Includes Hot Buffet

Tickets Available: 0

Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)

Hotel Details: £70.00 per room. Room price includes breakfast

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Events for Groups

Ghost Hunt Events can organise your Private overnight ghost hunt for your group. The maximum number of people will be determined by the venue.
Ghost Hunt Events will organise an unforgetable night which you'll be talking about long after the ghost hunt. You will go to a haunted location for an overnight ghost hunt.
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