Fri, 09 Dec|
(SOLD OUT) Four Crosses Inn Ghost Hunt - Cannock
Time & Location
09 Dec 2022, 20:30 – 10 Dec 2022, 01:30
Four Crosses, 535 Watling St, Four Crosses, Cannock WS11 1RY, UK
About the event
HISTORY OF FOUR CROSSES
Four Crosses Inn dates back to 1636 - It is a Stuart building with additional Georgian brick. Built from old shipping timbers dating back hundreds of years further. Extensions were built in 1800s. The original purpose was that of a coaching inn, and has remained as such for many years. Situated on a Roman road, the inn was very busy, especially in the 1880s. When prisoners were in transport, they were held in the attic of the inn during stop-overs.
A hidden oak door was discovered in a wall in 1950. It was behind a thin layer of plaster and was carved with the date 1638. This discovery added weight to the idea of hidden passageways and secret tunnels within the pub. An old coachman’s uniform was discovered inside a bricked up chimney, perfectly preserved. It is believed to have been there for over 150 years!
The inn has been declared by some as the most haunted pub in Britain. Visitors of the inn are said to have included the infamous highway man Dick Turpin (see image), and Irish poet Jonathan Swift. Swift allegedly had a dispute with the landlord’s wife and in his frustration, he etched a window pane with his diamond ring. It is believed to have read something along the lines of
‘Thy fool, to hang four crosses at the door!
Hang up thy wife! There needs not any more’
The window pane, unfortunately, no longer remains.
is believed that many deaths have occurred on the premises in it’s history. People have allegedly been killed on the busy road when leaving the pub from the front door. The most recently recorded death was in 1980 when a young boy ran from the pub and was hit by a passing vehicle and killed. The door is no longer in use and visitors now enter and leave the building from a door at the back. A baby is said to have died upstairs after falling from a table in the 1800s and many suicides have also apparently taken place. I have been unable to find any evidence of these deaths. Of course, that is not to say they didn’t happen.
Unexplained footsteps heard. Disembodied voices and children crying are heard. Screams heard. Shadow figures seen throughout the building. A spirit has been seen knocking at the inn door. People report being touched by unseen hands. Glasses smashing on their own. Glasses fly off the shelves. Other items mysteriously move around the bar area. The fire has spontaneously ignited in the fireplace in the middle of the night. The piano has been said to play on its own, on request from investigators.
Teenage girl with scruffy hair, tatty clothes and bare feet.
A man seen in the carpark on rainy evenings wearing a long dark cloak.
19th Century drunk named Charlie.
A middle aged woman.
Young boy called Scotty.
And a dog!
⚫ Complimentary tea and coffee.
⚫ Complimentary light snacks.
⚫ Access all areas.
⚫ Full use of equipment - ouija boads, k2s, emf meters, etc..
⚫ Access to mediums and the chance to experience automatic writing.
There is a free car park on site.
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.
Four Crosses Inn£40.00