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Castle Street Police Station - Bolton

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Castle Street Police Station - Bolton
Castle Street Police Station - Bolton

Time & Location

09 Sept, 21:00 – 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.

EVENT INCLUDES

  • 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.

PARKING

There is onsite 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.

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 

Tickets

  • Castle Street Ghost Hunt

    £35.00

Total

£0.00

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