Special Ghost Hunt at Bodmin Jail, Cornwall

Saturday 12th January 2019 14:00 - 10:00 Bodmin Jail,

Tickets

SINGLE ROOM £120 (DEPOSIT £50)

Deposit only. Balance of £70 to be paid. Full details are on the booking page.

£47.50
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SMALL DOUBLE ROOM £190 / £95PP (DEPOSIT £50 / £25 PP)

Deposit only. Balance of £140 / £70PP to be paid. Full details are on the booking page.

£47.50
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STANDARD DOUBLE ROOM £220 / £110 (DEPOSIT £60 / £30PP)

Deposit only. Balance of £160 / £80PP to be paid. Full details are on the booking page.

£57.50
SUPERIOR DOUBLE ROOM £240 / £120PP (DEPOSIT £60 / £30PP)

Deposit only. Balance of £180 / £90 to be paid. Full details are on the booking page.

£57.50
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Event Details

Special Ghost Hunt at Bodmin Jail
Saturday 12th January 2019 

Are you ready to join us on a very special and intimate Ghost Hunt at Bodmin Goal (jail)? This really isn't for the faint hearted! 

What's included: 

- Afternoon Public Ghost Tour (3pm - 4pm) -
- Private Nightly Ghost Hunt with our team (7.00pm until approx 11.00pm) - 
- Overnight stay CLICK HERE FOR HOTEL INFORMATION (2 mines away) - 
- Social drinks (extra costs) and complimentary nibbles at hotel, exclusive to guests until 2am! - 
- Lurrrrvly Breakfast! - 

We will meet at the hotel, check in to put our bags in and head to Bodmin Jail! You will have the chance to come back to the hotel to eat / sleep/ crash out / relax, before our nightly hunt! After, we will meet back at the hotel bar to talk about our experiences over a nice glass of wine!


Please note there is only 20 PLACES AVAILABLE MAXIMUM for a very intimate special event! 

PRICES: 
SINGLE ROOM - £120 
Deposit: £50 (booking fee included)
SMALL DOUBLE - £190 (£95 PER PERSON) 
Deposit: £50 / £25 per person (booking fee included)
STANDARD DOUBLE - £220 (£110 PER PERSON) 
Deposit: £60 / £30 per person (booking fee included)
SUPERIOR DOUBLE - £240 (£120 PER PERSON) 
Deposit: £60 / £30 per person (booking fee included) 

All rooms are ensuite. Price includes tickets. Outstanding balances to be collect by ParaSpirit Events direct, before the end of this year. 
PLEASE NOTE, ALL TICKETS / HOTEL ARE NON REFUNDABLE. TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY. YOU WILL BE CONTACTED IN REGARDS TO PAYMENT AND FULL DETAILS. 

HISTORY & HAUNTING... 
Between 1785 and 1909 fifty five people were executed at Bodmin Gaol and all but four of the hangings were carried out in public, providing a grisly source of entertainment for thousands of spectators who would congregate in adjoining fields to witness some poor wretch take his or her plunge into eternity.


Amongst those executed at Bodmin Jail was Matthew Weeks, a cripple who was arrested for the murder of his lover Charlotte Dymond, her body was found on Bodmin Moor on Sunday April 14th 1844. Found guilty of the crime he was hanged at the goal in August 1844 and 20,000 people turned out to witness his final moments. Charlotte's ghost, a womanin a gown and silk bonnet is still said to appear at the site of her murder on the anniversary of her death. With so many apparitions being seen at Bodmin Gaol, there is a story for almost all of the them which is not surprising when you understand the brutality and death toll of this sombre and hopeless building.

Bodmin Gaol (Bodmin Jail) is an historic former prison situated in Bodmin, on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. Built in 1779 and closed in 1927, the large range of buildings is now largely in ruins, although much of its former life as a barbaric place of hopelessness is still evident.

Bodmin Gaol was designed by Sir John Call and built in 1779 by prisoners of war, and was operational for 150 years, in which it saw over 50 public hangings. It was the first British prison to hold prisoners in individual cells. The Debtors Act of 1869 abolished imprisonment for debt so the prison had spare space that was taken over by the Admiralty for naval prisoners. Eventually, the naval prison occupied an entire wing of the building, before it was closed in 1922.<br.
During World War I the prison was deemed worthy of holding some of Britain's priceless national treasures including the Domesday Book and the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. The first hanging was apparently in 1785, but the finishing date of the jail was in 1788. Executioners were paid about £10 a hanging. The last person to be hanged was in 1909, subsequent executions took place in Exeter Prison.

The jail closed in 1927. Since that date, there has been no prison within the county of Cornwall. However, much of the jail remains in ruins, and presents a forbidding aspect when seen from a distance. Some parts have been refurbished and these now form an informative tourist attraction with exhibitions telling of the history of the jail and of offenders who were imprisoned there.

The exhibits are definitely not lavish and are quite basic in design, showcasing gory mannequins accompanied with plaques, describing the offence committed by particular persons and their sentences, in their respective cells. Because of the style of exhibits, it is not an easy place to be.

Special Ghost Hunt at Bodmin Jail, Cornwall

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