Sat, 12 Feb|
Buckingham Old Gaol Ghost Hunt - Buckingham
Time & Location
12 Feb 2022, 21:00 – 13 Feb 2022, 02:00
Buckingham, Market Hill, Buckingham MK18 1JX, UK
About the event
HISTORY OF THE GAOL. The Old Gaol was built in 1748 for Richard Grenville Temple, Lord Viscount of Cobham. (Sir ) George Gilbert Scott, born in Gawcott, added Cells and a Gaoler’s house in 1839. Prisoners were incarcerated in damp cells with no heating, lights or toilets and fed with bread, water, soup, and gruel, with meat on high days, only. They exercised in the roofless yard and spent hard times in the punishment cell for misdemeanours. People died in the gaol, others prisoner escaped over the wall and another walked out when the gaoler went home and forgot to lock the door. It is said to be haunted and paranormal investigators are regular visitors. The building has been a police station, a fire station, an air-raid shelter and an ammunition store. In 1984, after several threats of demolition, the building was bought for a song by a charitable trust and saved for the town.
ACCESS ALL AREAS. Welcome to 272 years of dank, dark, despairing prison life in what was, originally, Buckingham's Castle Gaol.
Explore the cells that housed murderers, counterfeiters, poachers and thieves. Find out who attempted risky escapes, and who didn’t survive to tell the tale.
COMPLIMENTARY TEA, COFFEE AND LIGHT SNACKS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT.
PARKING. There is limited car parking spaces next to the Gaol, and some on street parking.