Sat, 29 Oct|
(SOLD OUT) Delapre Abbey Ghost Hunt - Northampton
Time & Location
29 Oct 2022, 21:00 – 30 Oct 2022, 02:00
Northampton, London Rd, Northampton NN4 8AW, UK
About the event
HISTORY OF THE ABBEY
Originally a nunnery, Delapré Abbey was built in 1145. Over the years it has been occupied and surrendered, destroyed and rebuilt, and is now enjoyed by thousands of people every year. The Abbey has even hosted royalty more than once over the years. Delapré Abbey hosted King Edward I on his wife’s funeral cortege across the country, from Lincoln to Westminister. Along the way, the King commissioned twelve historic monuments to be built in certain spots along the journey. The Eleanor Cross in Northampton is one of only three to survive until today.
Delapré Abbey played a part in a crucial battle during the war of the roses. The war between the house of Lancaster and York. 1460 saw the battle of Northampton between King Henry VI and Edward, the Earl of March.
The king was actually captured not long into the battle and held prisoner within Delapré Abbey overnight. Before being transported to London the next day. The battle of Northampton was also the only battle in the whole war where an attacking army was able to overthrow a defended position. The Yorks capturing the Lancaster position.
GHOSTS OF THE ABBEY
Founded in 1145 the Abbey has had plenty of time to collect phantom lodgers.
There is already talk of a ghostly nun who visits the courtyard, potentially from when the Abbey was a nunnery many centuries ago. In World War Two the Abbey was used to house soldiers and rumours have it one never left and sometimes he can be seen roaming the staircase. One of the Volunteers at the Abbey, says she's always found one area of the house, known as 'nine rooms' particularly uneasy "I've heard stories from adults who as children dared each other to come up and play around the area because they could see a lady at the window and some of the volunteers think they have seen her too" Some speculate it's the spirit of Miss Mary Bouverie, she was a former owner of Delapré Abbey who died in the stable block in 1943.
⚫ Complimentary tea and coffee.
⚫ Complimentary light snacks.
⚫ Access to most of the Abbey - including the basement!
⚫ Full use of equipment - ouija boads, k2s, emf meters, etc..
⚫ Access to mediums and the chance to experience automatic writing.
⚫ A tour of the Abbey prior to investigating as it can be a maze.
There is plenty of parking onsite.
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.
Remaining balance due 4 weeks prior to event.