Ashbourne Town Hall Ghost Hunt
Discover the eerie secrets of Ashbourne Town Hall, where chilling history intertwines with ghostly shadows and mysterious doors that seem to open on their own.
Ashbourne Townhall, located in the heart of Ashbourne, was built in 1861 on the site of the Talbot Inn. This building is a hidden gem, boasting a variety of rooms. However, it has also gained notoriety for its paranormal activity. The ballroom, in particular, is known for disembodied voices and slamming doors, which have been witnessed on numerous occasions. Visitors to the upper floor kitchen have reported seeing tall, dark figures, and some have claimed to have seen figures in the upper-floor windows. The main hall is also known for sudden, drastic temperature changes that make many people uncomfortable when alone.
There have been hundreds of reports of strange and unexplained happenings at Ashbourne Townhall. Footsteps have been heard coming up and down the stairs when nobody is present. Doors have been seen and heard slamming shut by unseen hands. Visitors have reported hearing disembodied voices, as well as the laughter and singing of children. Some objects have been moved from their original position, and staff members have found them in different places. Dark, tall figures have been seen, leading many to believe that the location is home to many lost souls.
If you're feeling brave, we invite you to join us this evening to explore Ashbourne Townhall and see who or what is haunting this vast building
History Of Ashbourne Town Hall
The building is faced with ashlar stone with the over-fussy decorative embellishments typical of the mid-Victorian period.
A purpose-built meeting room was first suggested in 1852 and was combined with a proposal to build a Market Hall. Subscriptions were collected, and various premises in the Marketplace were considered, but the scheme was postponed through insufficient funds. Several local tradesmen formed a trust to purchase a property in St John’s Street, which was rebuilt as a lecture and meeting room (now St John’s Gallery and Café). The Market or Town Hall went ahead as a separate project, and, eventually, another property was purchased in the Market Place and rebuilt as the Market Hall. The stone pediment shows the date 1861 along with the names of the Trustees.
The Hall was built on the site of the Talbot Inn, mentioned in Izaak Walton's and Charles Cotton's "The Complete Angler". In the book, Piscator Junior and Viator stopped here for a drink on horseback before heading for the River Dove at Milldale, an early form of a "drive-through".
Just above the entrance to Townhall Yard is a small memorial to Mr Tom Fearn, aged 40, killed when the balance bar fell from the fire bell, which used to be situated above this entrance and was being rung because of a report of a fire. The bell was used to alert the fire crews to man the fire engine, then kept at the rear of the George and Dragon. Sadly, the alert proved to be a false alarm on this tragic occasion. The phone call was traced to Ella stone, but the culprit was never discovered. Mr Fearn's descendants still live in the Town and arrange for this memorial to be erected in his honour.
Investigating with the Paranormal Eye UK Team throughout the evening
Exclusive access after dark
Spiritual Medium during the investigation
Working in Small Groups, Using an array of different equipment and techniques
Complimentary Tea, Coffee,
Complimentary light snacks
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