May 2020 - 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, London, Somerset & Suffolk.
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Royal Gunpowder Mills Ghost Hunt
Venue: Royal Gunpowder Mills - Location: Waltham Abbey, Essex
Date: 16th May 2020 - Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am - Tickets: £49 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

20

Tickets Available

Book your Place

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: 16th May 2020

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £49

Tickets Available: 20
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)

Landguard Fort Ghost Hunt
Venue: Landguard Fort - Location: Felixstowe, Suffolk
Date: 30th May 2020 - Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am - Tickets: £45 Per Person

Landguard Fort (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

9

Tickets Available

Book your Place

Landguard Fort was built just outside Felixstowe, Suffolk, at the mouth of the River Orwell, Landguard Fort was designed to guard the entrance to Harwich. The first fortifications from 1540 were a few earthworks and blockhouse, but it was James I of England who ordered the construction of a square fort with bulwarks at each corner.

In 1667 the Dutch landed a force of 1500 men on Felixstowe beach and advanced on the fort, but were repulsed by a garrison of 400 musketeers of the Duke of York & Albany's Maritime Regiment (the first English Marines) and 100 artillerymen with 54 cannon. The fort was considered part of Essex in the 18th and 19th centuries; births and deaths within the garrison were recorded as 'Landguard Fort, Essex'.

A new Fort battery was built in 1717, and a complete new fort on an adjoining site was started in 1745 to a pentagonal bastioned trace. New batteries were built in the 1750s and 1780, but the biggest change was in the 1870s where the interior barracks were rebuilt to a keep-like design, the river frontage was rebuilt with a new casemated battery covered by a very unusual caponier with a quarter sphere bomb proof nose. Several open bastions were enclosed, and a mock ravelin block constructed to house a submarine mining contingent.

During the Second World War, it was used as one of the balloon launch sites of Operation Outward. This was a project to attack Germany by means of free-flying hydrogen balloons that carried incendiary devices or trailing steel wires (intended to damage power lines.)

The 10inch gun pit in Left Battery was converted into a Anti-aircraft Operations Room for Harwich in 1939. Visitors as well as local people, have their own experiences of paranormal activity in or around the Fort. The most common being the image of a sailor looking out of the top right window (the side visible from the road). Most reportings were in the 1990s, but occasionally there are still reports of lights at night and being "pushed" whilst visiting the top floors.


Date: 30th May 2020

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

Tickets Available: 9
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Events for Groups

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