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Ghost Hunt at Harwich Redoubt Fort (Sept)

Harwich Redoubt Fort (Sept)
Venue: Harwich Redoubt Fort · Location: Harwich Essex
Date: 12th September 2020 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £40 Per Person
20 Tickets Available

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Harwich Redoubt Fort in Harwich, Essex was constructed between 1808 and 1810 to protect the port of Harwich against the threat of Napoleonic invasion. The fort was constructed on a hill, which allowed views in all directions.

French prisoners of war were made to help construct the fort. The fort has a central parade ground. It was originally armed with ten 24 pounder cannons. In 1861 a 68 pounder cannon was added to the fort's weapon range.

Later in 1903 three 12 pounder QF guns were added to the fort. Despite the ongoing modernisation no shot was fired in force. In the 1920s the redoubt was falling into disrepair. The fort was briefly used during the Second World War to house British troops awaiting trial. Restoration started in 1969 and still continues today.

Ghostly Activity
Witnesses have reportedly seen apparitions through the windows and heard unexplained footsteps. Many visitors to the fort have also reported being touched by unseen hands in the lower casements. There have also been many other mysterious noises and apparitions seen by visitors.

The fort is well known for the apparition of a headless soldier. In 1972 a soldier was decapitated by a cable attached to a 12 ton cannon which broke under the strain. It is rumoured that this soldier now roams the fort.

Date: 12th September 2020
Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £40
Tickets Available: 20
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.
Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Ghost Hunt at Royal Gunpowder Mills (Sept)

Royal Gunpowder Mills  (Sept)
Venue: Royal Gunpowder Mills · Location: Waltham Abbey Essex
Date: 18th September 2020 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person
24 Tickets Available

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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: 18th September 2020
Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45
Tickets Available: 24
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.
Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Ghost Hunt at Beacon Hill Fort (Sept)

Beacon Hill Fort (Sept)
Venue: Beacon Hill Fort · Location: Harwich Essex
Date: 26th September 2020 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £40 Per Person
21 Tickets Available

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Beacon Hill Fort in Harwich, Essex was originally three blockhouses, constructed during the reign of Henry VIII, following his visit to the town in 1543.

The site was chosen for Harwich Barracks. These were built in 1803. They subsequently housed most of the Harwich army and militia camp during almost the whole French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars era, and a naval signal station.

In 1889 work began on a totally new fort, which was completed in 1892. The fort saw use in World War One, and was re-adapted in World War Two. The Beacon Hill site also from time to time housed anti-aircraft guns and torpedo tubes.

The fort was finally decommissioned in 1956.

Uncertainty still surrounds the death of Gregory Chung whose burnt and decomposing body was found at the Beacon Hill fort at Harwich in 2000. A murder inquiry was launched but the inquest heard it was probable Mr Chung, 23, set fire to himself.

Date: 26th September 2020
Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £40
Tickets Available: 21
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.
Deposit payment available (£20 per person)


Ghost Hunt at Harwich Redoubt Fort (Dec)

Harwich Redoubt Fort (Dec)
Venue: Harwich Redoubt Fort · Location: Harwich Essex
Date: 5th December 2020 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £40 Per Person
20 Tickets Available

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Harwich Redoubt Fort in Harwich, Essex was constructed between 1808 and 1810 to protect the port of Harwich against the threat of Napoleonic invasion. The fort was constructed on a hill, which allowed views in all directions.

French prisoners of war were made to help construct the fort. The fort has a central parade ground. It was originally armed with ten 24 pounder cannons. In 1861 a 68 pounder cannon was added to the fort's weapon range.

Later in 1903 three 12 pounder QF guns were added to the fort. Despite the ongoing modernisation no shot was fired in force. In the 1920s the redoubt was falling into disrepair. The fort was briefly used during the Second World War to house British troops awaiting trial. Restoration started in 1969 and still continues today.

Ghostly Activity
Witnesses have reportedly seen apparitions through the windows and heard unexplained footsteps. Many visitors to the fort have also reported being touched by unseen hands in the lower casements. There have also been many other mysterious noises and apparitions seen by visitors.

The fort is well known for the apparition of a headless soldier. In 1972 a soldier was decapitated by a cable attached to a 12 ton cannon which broke under the strain. It is rumoured that this soldier now roams the fort.

Date: 5th December 2020
Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £40
Tickets Available: 20
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.
Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
Read previous customer Feedback/Testimonials from this location.


Ghost Hunt at Kelvedon Hatch (December)

Kelvedon Hatch (December)
Venue: Kelvedon Hatch · Location: Brentwood Essex
Date: 19th December 2020 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £49 Per Person
20 Tickets Available

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Kelvedon Hatch, Secret Nuclear Bunker in Brentwood, Essex started its life as an RAF ROTOR Station, originally built in 1952 by the Air Ministry, then a brief period as a civil defence centre through to its most recent life as a Regional Government HQ.

Designed for up to 600 military and civilian personnel, possibly even the Prime Minister, their collective task being to organise the survival of the population in the aftermath of a nuclear war.

The bunker was decommissioned in 1992 and bought back into private ownership.

Ghostly Activity
Apparitions have been seen roaming the floors, moving room to room. Apparently witnesses have described it as taking the form of an 'tall elderly lady'.

An RAF officer has been spotted and visitors have had the frightening experience of a woman in uniform who instructs them to leave the building!

A similar experience was also reported by a visitor walking through the dormitory. One of the main locations for paranormal activity is the sick bay, dark shadows are often seen here.

Date: 19th December 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)
Read previous customer Feedback/Testimonials from this location.



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