CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

As per the advice from the government to stay home most of our events are being postponed by the venues. The health and safety of everyone is our priority right now. As most businesses face a very challenging time we are working with our venues to get future dates booked for postponed events as soon as we can.

 

You will be emailed with the new date as soon as we have them and if that dates does not work for you then you will be given a CREDIT NOTE for the monies paid which will be valid for 18 MONTHS.

 

We thank you very much for your understanding and support. We really need it right now.

Please all look after yourselves!    

GHOST HUNTS AT HMP SHEPTON MALLET

HMP  Shepton Mallet, also known as Cornhill now lies abandoned, bereft of those who were incarcerated here.  Having closed as recently as 2013 this formidable prison operated as the oldest prison in England.  However, before its closure it was a Category C Lifer Prison incarcerating the most hardened and dangerous of criminals including the notorious Kray Twins in the 1950s.  The empty corridors and lifeless cells are crying out to be investigated by those who have a fascination for what life must have been like in such a desolate and unforgiving existence.  Originally built as a House of Correction in 1625 this prison has a terrifying history.

Much of what has taken place here was extremely brutal.  In the 17th and 18th Centuries the men, women and children who were imprisoned here existed in the most horrific conditions where they were left starving in packed, small pox infested cells. It is said that former inmates lie in unmarked graves throughout the grounds.  Seven Judicial executions took place here between 1889 and 1926 but the full amount of executions that took place here prior to this is unknown. In the second world war it was adapted as a military prison and used by the British and the Americans.  By the end of 1944 sixteen Americans had been hanged and 2 shot by firing squads for crimes that included rape and murder.

Ghosts of Shepton Mallet Prison

The ghosts that are thought to reside in this formidable building are vast and varied. With links back to the early 17th Century and with so many thousands of unnamed victims that lie within the grounds it is not a place where you would ever want to be alone.  In the 1950's Shepton Mallet became home to Reggie and Ronnie Kray the notorious East End gangsters and it seems that their crimes did not just consist to areas outside of the prison.

Cell doors are regularly heard opening and slamming shut for no reason, Footsteps are heard on the walkways and along the corridors. Ghostly figures are also seen moving around the prison in the dead of night.

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