Sat, 09 Sept|
Castle Street Police Station - Bolton
Time & Location
09 Sept, 20:00 – 10 Sept, 02:00
Haulgh, 66 Castle St, Haulgh, Bolton BL2 1AE, UK
About the event
HISTORY OF THE OLD POLICE STATION
The purpose-built Bolton County Police Court (later Castle Street Police Station) was opened on Castle Street in The Haulgh, Bolton on November 6th 1876. Prior to this the County Magistrates held a County (Quarter) Sessions court at Little Bolton Town Hall until the premises became too small and unsuitable for their increased caseload. The new premises cost £7000 and were constructed by Messrs. Watts of Miles Platting to the designs of Henry Littler of Manchester. Littler was the county architect for Lancashire and also architect to the Lancashire Asylums Board. At the time of the building's opening The Haulgh was semi-rural and there were no proper access roads. However, within a couple of years Castle Street and the other adjacent roads were built and houses quickly sprung up around the court building. Along with the court the building was home to the Bolton Division of the County Police Force (later part of Greater Manchester Police). The court had been used for both summary and capital justice (unlike most Police Courts that just dealt with summary justice/petty sessions). Following The Courts Act of 1971, which abolished Assizes and Quarter Sessions and replaced them with the Crown Court, suitable former Assizes and Quarter Sessions buildings became Crown Courts, Magistrates Courts or became redundant. The magistrates remained at Castle Street until c.1974 when they relocated to Bolton Magistrates Court and the building was taken over completely by Greater Manchester Police. Since the court's closure in c.1974 it was used as a police briefing and training room. The police station was closed to the public in the 1980s/90s but remained in active use by the police traffic and scenes of crime units until September 2006 when the police relocated to a new building. Now a grade II listed building.
The cells and original courtroom have been preserved, together with the original windows, wooden courtroom dock and public gallery.
The Police Station and Courts are reputedly one of Bolton's most haunted places, with reports of a lady in white holding a lantern. It's been the scene of some of Bolton's toughest criminals since Victorian times.
- Complimentary tea and coffee.
- Complimentary light snacks.
- Access all areas after dark.
- Full use of equipment - ouija boads, k2s, emf meters, etc..
- Access to mediums and the chance to experience automatic writing.
There is onsite parking.
Before booking onto this event please read our Terms and Conditions. We cannot offer refunds and all ticket sales are non-transferable.
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.
THIS LOCATION DOES NOT OFFER OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION
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