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Alcester War Memorial Town Hall

Alcester Town Hall Séance/Paranormal Investigation - Warwickshire

Alcester Town Hall Séance/Paranormal Investigation - Warwickshire
Alcester Town Hall Séance/Paranormal Investigation - Warwickshire

Time & Location

24 Aug 2024, 19:00 – 25 Aug 2024, 00:00

Alcester War Memorial Town Hall, Henley St, Alcester B49 5QX, UK

About the event

HISTORY OF THE TOWN HALL

Step back in time to 1618, a pivotal year when Sir Fulke Greville III, the visionary Lord of the Manor of Alcester, breathed life into a grand vision: the creation of a bustling market hub. With a purse bursting with £300, he commissioned the construction of a market hall, igniting a saga of architectural brilliance and community intrigue.

At the helm of this ambitious project stood Simon Whyte, a master mason whose skill knew no bounds. With limestone quarried from the picturesque lands of Chipping Campden and Arden Sandstone hailing from the rugged terrains of Little Alne, Whyte sculpted a masterpiece that would come to define Alcester's skyline.

But the tale doesn't end with stone and mortar. Enter the ground level, a bustling arena where traders haggled, and goods of all kinds exchanged hands. From the aroma of freshly baked bread to the shimmer of fine silks, the market hall pulsed with life, under the watchful gaze of Sir Fulke's Court Leet, ensuring quality reigned supreme.

Yet, beneath the bustle lay a darker reality. The shadowy depths of The Hole, a basement prison concealed within the hall, bore witness to the folly of wrongdoers. Its massive oak door, adorned with iron bars, stood as a grim reminder of justice's swift hand. And nearby, the town's stocks, with their unusual design of four iron wheels, awaited those who dared to stray beyond the boundaries of the law.

Fast forward to 1765, and the market tolls, once a bone of contention, vanished into the annals of history. Francis Greville, 1st Earl of Warwick, struck a deal with the townsfolk: in exchange for their upkeep of the hall, tolls would be no more. But the hall was more than just a marketplace; it morphed into a beacon of justice, housing a magistrate's court where the gavel of justice echoed through the ages.

Then, as the winds of war swept across the land, the hall's purpose evolved yet again. In the aftermath of World War I, it transformed into a sanctuary of healing, a hospital where the wounded found solace. Renamed The Alcester War Memorial Town Hall, it became a shrine, honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

But the hall's story doesn't stop there. Through the tumult of World War II and the winds of change that followed, it stood resilient. A testament to the town's spirit, it bore witness to the commissioning of HMS Monkshood, a symbol of community strength.

And now, as whispers of history echo through its hallowed halls, the Market Hall of Alcester stands as more than just a building. It's a living testament to the resilience of a community, a monument to the dreams of visionaries, and a beacon of hope for generations to come.

PARANORMAL 

Step back in time to the echoing corridors of Alcester's Market Hall, where history intertwines with the whispers of the past. As the sun dips below the horizon, casting long shadows across its timeworn walls, tales of haunting goings-on emerge like specters from the depths of time.

Within the confines of The Hole, where once the clank of iron chains and the desperate pleas of prisoners echoed, there are whispers of restless spirits. Visitors speak of chilling encounters, of inexplicable cold drafts and fleeting glimpses of figures vanishing into the darkness.

And what of the ancient stocks, with their eerie design and rusted iron wheels? Some say they bear witness to the ghosts of bygone days, their creaking frames a lament for lost souls who met their fate within these very walls.

As night falls, the atmosphere shifts, and the Market Hall takes on a life of its own. Shadows dance in the flickering candlelight, and the air grows thick with the weight of centuries-old secrets.

But amidst the ghostly whispers and eerie shadows, there is a sense of reverence. For this hall, steeped in history and shrouded in mystery, is more than just a building—it is a portal to the past, a keeper of tales both tragic and triumphant.

So, if you dare to venture into the haunted halls of Alcester's Market Hall, tread lightly and listen closely. For who knows what secrets lie hidden in the shadows, waiting to be uncovered by those brave enough to seek them out.

EVENT INCLUDES

  • The night will start with a Séance.
  • Old school investigating.
  • Full use of equipment - ouija boads, k2s, emf meters, etc..
  • Limited number of guests.
  • Experienced hosts.
  • Spiritual medium for the evening.
  • Tea, coffee, and light snacks will be provided.

PARKING

There is limited parking outside the Hall, but plenty of street parking.

PLEASE NOTE:

Before booking onto this event  please read our Terms and Conditions.   We  cannot offer refunds and all ticket sales are non-transferable or resellable. 

NO UNDER 18's AND ANYONE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS WILL  NOT BE PERMITTED INTO THE EVENT.

This location is unsuitable for people with mobility issues and heavily  pregnant women.

Overnight accomodation is not included.

Tickets

  • Alcester Town Hall

    £35.00
    +£0.88 service fee

Total

£0.00

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