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Boston Guildhall Lincolnshire Ghost Hunt

Boston Guildhall Lincolnshire Ghost Hunt

Step into the past at Boston Guildhall Lincolnshire. This remarkable 14th-century building enchants visitors with its haunting allure after dark.

The Boston Guildhall is a beautiful medieval building located in Lincolnshire. However, it is also known for its ghostly occurrences. Visitors and staff members have witnessed unexplained activities such as loud bangs, the appearance of a woman's apparition, and documents flying in the air. There have been sightings of a full-bodied female apparition peering into the cells at the Guildhall and ghostly apparitions of children in period clothing. However, ghost hunts at the Guildhall are not for the faint-hearted, as many visitors have fled the cell areas in fear. Dark ghostly mists and shadow figures have been reported in the former banqueting hall, and drastic sudden cold spots have been felt in several regions of this location. If you're up for a spooky adventure, join the team for a ghost hunt at the Guildhall and see who or what is haunting this location. You can become a real ghost hunter for an evening inside one of Lincolnshire's most haunted locations.

History of Boston Guildhall

The Guildhall was built in the 1390s by the Guild of St Mary, a collection of the wealthiest and most prominent members of Boston society. In the late 14th century, Boston was a wealthy trading centre, second only to London in importance. St Mary's Guild was founded in 1260 and was open to anyone who could pay an annual subscription fee of 1 shilling. In return, the Guild paid for two priests whose job was to say masses for the souls of all members. In addition, they distributed 1000 loaves of bread and 1000 herrings to the poor of Boston each year.
The Guild had a chapel inside St Botolph's church (Boston Stump) and founded a school for local children that became the Boston Grammar School in time.
The Guild received a crown license to incorporate in 1392, and it seems likely that the Guildhall was erected shortly after this date. The Guildhall coffers must have been full, for local citizens kept granting land and property. The Pope helped, too, by granting indulgences for Gild members, thus making membership even more appealing.
The Guildhall was built of locally made brick when stone and timber were much cheaper and more readily available. Brick is now considered a cheap building material, but in the 1390s, it was the height of fashion and showed the enormous wealth and status enjoyed by the Guild of St Mary. The Guild even employed Flemish masons to build the guildhall rather than use local craftsmen. The result is a building of two skins of brick walling with rubble infill.
The Guild sponsored composer John Tavernier and supported a choir that became nationally known in the 16th century. It also acquired sacred relics, including a finger of St Anne.
When Edward VI abolished chantries and religious guilds, the crown seized the Guild's property. The newly established Boston Corporation had a struggle to get the Guildhall back, which they did in 1555.
The Guildhall then became used as a Town Hall, and over the following centuries, the medieval origin of the building was hidden under layers of renovation and alterations. Finally, in 1902, the corporation moved into new purpose-built quarters on West Street. The Guildhall was used as a 'National Kitchen' in World War One, offering free meals to the poor. It fulfilled a similar role in WWII, acting as a 'British Restaurant'.

The Pilgrim Fathers Connection

The most famous episode in the long history of the Guildhall came in 1607 when a group of religious dissenters was prevented from leaving the country without the king's permission and brought to Boston for interrogation. This group of men, women, and children would become known as The Pilgrim Fathers. They were brought before magistrates at the Boston Guildhall.

The Pilgrims have been treated with some sympathy, for many of the leading citizens of Boston sympathised with their religious views. The Pilgrim Fathers were eventually discharged and dispersed to their homes in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. They eventually crossed the Channel to Holland the following year and finally set sail for the New World from Plymouth in 1620.

Ghost hunts after dark at the Guildhall.

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The Guildhall Boston Lincolnshire
Ghost Hunt

Investigating with the Paranormal Eye UK Team throughout the evening
Exclusive access after dark
Group Vigils
Séances
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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Boston Guildhall is renowned for its eerie happenings and has gained a reputation as a hotspot for ghostly encounters. Numerous visitors and staff have reported witnessing inexplicable phenomena, including sudden loud bangs and the apparition of a woman. The Guildhall has become a hub for paranormal enthusiasts, offering a range of activities such as ghost hunts, investigations, and events dedicated to exploring the supernatural. Whether it's overnight ghost hunts, thrilling ghost hunting adventures, or immersive haunted experiences, the Guildhall caters to those seeking an unforgettable encounter with the otherworldly. Additionally, the venue hosts paranormal nights, ghost tours, and even paranormal investigations, making it a must-visit destination for those intrigued by the unknown.

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