The Derby / Vernon Street Gaol Ghost Hunt Supper with Richard Felix - 16/01/2021 - £59 P/P
Derby Gaol is one of two tourist attractions, the gaol which stood on Friar Gate from 1756 to 1846 and the cells of which still exist and are open to the public as a museum, and the 1843 to 1929 Vernon Street Prison whose impressive frontage can still be seen today.
The Friar Gate Gaol was site of many hangings, and a small museum today displays contemporary accounts of the executions, a replica of the gallows which stood in front of the building, and a display in crime and punishment in Derbyshire, with a fine collection on the leaders of the Pentrich rising of 1817, who were hanged and beheaded on charges of treason in front of the building, following their failed revolution.
As for the Vernon Street gaol, in 1886 it was renamed HMPDerby. It lasted until 1919 when demolition of most of the building took place. Until 1929 the remaining part was used as a military prison and by 1930 the area behind the frontage had been converted into a greyhound stadium which lasted until 1988.
Both of these locations are reputedly haunted , what will we find?
Your evening includes:-
*2 Course supper included
*Chance to investigate Derby Gaol and the remains of Vernon Street Gaol
*Chance to use real investigation equipment
* Free Refreshments
We will also be joined by Richard Felix who will be telling spine chilling ghost stories over a hearty hot supper.
The supper will be Jacket Potato /Curry/Chilli and for pudding is a Death By Chocolate Cake
Please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking
1/2 alcoholic beverages can be purchased with your meal, this will be at your own expense
Times :- 8pm-2am
Parking :- Limited local Car Parking
Toilets and Refreshments:- Toilets on site, we can provide bottled water and sealed snacks, please feel free to bring your own refreshments or flasks if you would prefer to do so
Derby Ghost Walk and Jail
50-51 Friar Gate
England, DE1 1DF
Please follow these directions for car park, please use post code DE1 1DZ which is the postcode for the Einstein's bar (formally the Union Blue) public house. Derby Gaol carpark can be found located opposite the Einstein Bar. Car parking charges may apply.
*Unfortunately, this event is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues
*No alcohol , under 18's or pregnant ladies please