The Galleries of Justice… History: At its finest.
Used for law enforcement for over 600 years, evidence suggests that the hall was first used as far back as 1375 by the Normans, who appointed a sheriff to keep peace and collect taxes. But the hall is most famous for being a jail and a court room. Men, women, and children were sentenced and hanged here for crimes as small as theft. Many undeserving people lost their lives here, young and old,
Recorded evidence of paranormal activity is rife… ghosts have been seen not only by staff but by visiting guest during the day, So what lies beneath?
The Court room. Light anomalies seen with the naked eye, dark shadows and cries have also been heard, are these the cries of those found guilty?
The Cells. During an investigation, a guest had to leave the area due to a pressure round their neck and other guests feeling a clamminess followed by extreme cold.
The Caves. Our medium had a personal encounter with the spirit of a prisoner… will he show up again?
There are many more areas of this amazing place to be investigated, are you brave enough to join the Haunted Heritage team?
The Grand Pavilion – Matlock
1849 the railway arrived in Matlock bringing with it a new trade in Tourism. The Grand Pavilion was built 1910 on the site of the former stables and blacksmith yard next to the river Derwent. Its aim to host entertainment and events for the masses.
Within a few years of opening First World War soldiers were billeted on site. Soldiers also spent time here recuperating from injuries
After the disruption of WWII the Grand Pavilion saw a variety of events and eventually became a nightclub with miss deeds and eventually closed.
Theatres are renowned for their hauntings. The Pavilion is no exception, 2 workmen were killed during it construction and are said to be the cause of the poltergeist activity in the Dome.
Heavy breathing, footsteps, children giggling, a malevolent spirit and apparitions have also been reported throughout the venue
Time line – the year in which Edward VII of England died and George V became the new Kind of England.
Derby Art Museum.
As experienced paranormal investigators we know that all objects tell a story and can retain energy, here you will be surrounded by residual energy, lots of it.
During our initial walk through we encountered ‘very’ strong areas of energy, experienced physical discomfort, lots of K2 activity and something followed us throughout the building.
This is going to be very interesting and exclusive investigating who knows what will happen when the doors are locked and the lights go out.
This is a Haunted Heritage exclusive venue.
Ford Green Hall is a Grade II listed farmhouse built in 1624.
To time line this buildings its construction would been during the Stuart reign notable between 1624 – 1625 James I of England dies and his son Charles I becomes monarch.
Built originally as a farmhouse for Hugh Ford, a landed yeoman and his ancestors for the next 200 years. Over time the building was extended and then eventfully converted into 3 dwellings and many tenants.
A man is often seen many times around the hall wearing period costume and carrying a silver topped cane. Could this be the spirit of William Ford who was known to use a similar cane?
A woman has been seen in a bedroom and it seems as though she appears through a brick wall. This wall is not an original feature and seems to be in place of a staircase.
There is also a man who has been seen standing at the top of the attic stairs, he wears a red coat and stands with his hands on his hips.
An ‘A’ star venue… What a fantastic place! There have been numerous sightings and reported paranormal activity throughout the hall and estate. People have reported hearing footsteps and doors opening on their own. A Victorian lady has been sighted in the grounds and a male entity in the cellar. Whilst visiting the site we experienced a female called Martha saying Hello in the cellars, a male presence following us in the attic, whistles have been heard when no one is there and not to mention poltergeist activity!
Beaumanor Hall is VERY Haunted.
Poverty, Exploitation & Rebellion
The Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington is a unique surviving example of a 19th century framework knitters’ yard.
From the first factory systems this site tells the 400-year history of framework knitting, from its role in the Industrial Revolution, the families that that worked here living conditions to the infamous Luddite riots of the 1800s.
Life as a framework knitter was tough. The hours were long and working conditions cramped, noisy, uncomfortable, long hours and the conditions dangerous. Low wages and high overheads meant the whole family would have to work, with children taking on tasks to make ends meets. Poor health and malnutrition were rife.
The breakers were called Luddites after the name of their mythical leader, Ned Ludd; to this day, no one knows if Ned Ludd was a real person or a fictional character like Robin Hood!
The Framework Knitters Museum is one of the only places left in the country where you can actually experience the working and living conditions of framework knitters in Victorian times.
Residual energy is rife here, are you brave enough to step into the shoes of the workers?
Situated near the ancient rocky mass known as Forest Rock in North West Leicestershire is an old building now called The Old House Conference Centre.
Originally set back from the road in a wooded area this venue was not for prying eyes for a reason.
Built in the mid 19th Century and its design possibly attributed to the famous designer Pugin, its Gothic features and presence dose give this venue a spooky look. However if the outside gives you shivers the inside most definatley will. We know that this venue was most probably built on a chapel that predated the current building so you are in two haunted houses, which may well explain the increased areas of activity.
Key areas for our investigation will be the Chapel as this most likely will hold the most residual energy being the oldest as well as the hallway, stairs and the cellars and also anticipate activity in the grounds which would have been a graveyard at some point.
This venue is reputed for reported footsteps, apparitions, disembodied voices and screams as well as bouts of extreme poltergeist activity.
An ‘A’ star venue.. What a fantastic place!
There have been numerous sightings and reported paranormal activity throughout the hall and estate. People have reported hearing footsteps and doors opening on their own. A Victorian lady has been sighted in the grounds and a male entity in the cellar. Whilst visiting the site we experienced a female called Martha saying Hello in the cellars, a male presence following us in the attic, whistles have been heard when no one is there and not to mention poltergeist activity!
Beaumanor Hall is VERY Haunted.
Donington Le Heath Manor House, one of the oldest houses in England! It is believed that Robert De Herle bought the land and had the house built between 1258 & 1295. For nearly 700 years the house remained a family dwelling. In the early part of the 16th Century, the house was modernised. Around this period the house may have been owned by the Digby family. Sir Everard Digby achieved notoriety as one of the conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot; he was a close friend of Guy Fawkes. In 1963 the house was purchased by Leicestershire County Council and the building was restored and opened to the public in 1973 as a museum.
There are ghosts at Donington Le Heath Manor House. A housemaid has been seen flitting about and also a man of 17th Century appearance with a tall brimmed hat, thought to be the shade of Sir Everard Digby. During one of our events we captured our famous EVP (electronic voice phenomenon), moments after leaving King Dick’s bedroom, home of the bed that Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England slept in on his way to the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Our EVP hit headline news across the world! You can hear this recording on our YouTube channel here:
Donington Le Heath manor House is steeped in history. It is charming and quaint whilst being remarkably eerie. The house, barn and gardens offer a range of exciting and different paranormal experiences. Group members will have the opportunity to use a comprehensive range of paranormal investigative equipment such as dousing rods, EMF meters, ‘Ghost Boxes’ (record voice phenomena) as well as participate in séances, glass divination and table tipping sessions. All of our paranormal events to date at Donington Le Heath have been hugely successful with activity getting stronger every time we visit!
Come and join Haunted Heritage for a Psychic Supper.
Supper will be served at the start of the evening, after which, the evening begins with a session of readings. You will be seated at one of the tables, and then each table will be allocated a medium. The medium will spend 30 minutes with your table and will attempt to give a reading to 3 people on the table. At the end of the 30 minutes the mediums will move to the next table, and a new medium will join you and a new 3 people will receive a reading. Each table seats 9 and will receive readings from three mediums. Although we cannot guarantee it we hope that everyone will have had a reading by the end of the sittings. We have some amazing mediums lined up for you so you won’t be disappointed.