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Old town hall Bakewell


First ever paranormal investigation, Old town hall Bakewell Derbyshire.

Come and join The Haunted Company team for a Halloween special, at our first ever paranormal investigation at The Old town hall Bakewell Derbyshire; in conjunction with Orvis of Bakewell. With Andrew Elson our In house international clairvoyant and medium, and the Team. This building is reported to have at least three ghosts and an array of poltergeist activity. What will you hear go bump in the night?

Come and join us in being part of investigating this unique building for the first time. Prepare to be scared.


You will be meet by the Orvis staff and taken for a walk through the building. There will be light snacks and a complementary drink, also available.

Our Team have an exciting night of investigation planned within the walls of this unique venue. With many areas to investigate, we will split into smaller groups and head off to see what we can uncover. During the night you will take part in various workshops led by our experienced mediums such as spirit boards, séance, human pendulums and more. Our extensive array of investigative equipment will be available for your use, from traditional dowsers, spirit dice and spirit boards to the more modern emf meters, voice recorders, temperature gauges and hi-tech camera-pad systems. What will we find after dark? Who haunts this fascinating building? Will our findings corroborate those of others, or will we come across new evidence? We’re looking forward to finding out! Hot and cold drinks and light snacks will be available.


The old court house dates from 1602. Originally used upstairs as the town’s court and lock up, the Towns first fire station, Hospital, butter Market, lady manners school. The site is currently being used as a shop for Orvis.

The Old Town Hall in King Street was built in 1709, and Bagshaw Hall, north of the churchyard, is estimated a century earlier than its 1684 restoration by Thomas Bagshaw. The Rutland Arms is a large handsome Georgian Coaching Inn standing proudly on the corner of Rutland Square in the town centre. It was built to replace the old White Horse Inn which had become inadequate to cater for the increasing number of visitors to the town. One of its first guests was novelist Jane Austen who stayed here in 1811, and based the fictional town of Lambton in `Pride & Prejudice’ on her impressions of Bakewell.

The Witches of Bakewell

In 1608 after a Scotsman was accused of robbery in London, his defence was that he had been under the power of a spell. His Bakewell landlady had been chanting, which led him to London. He even claimed that his clothes were still in Bakewell where the landlady was holding them as rent. The clothes were found in the possession of the Bakewell landlady which was enough evidence to allow her and a friend to be killed for witchcraft. Although not directly related to the site, the history of the area has many paranormal goings on also!


Andrew The Haunted Company’s founder was contacted by the Orvis staff after experiencing paranormal activity. Poltergeist activity, ghostly footsteps, bangs, noises and a feeling of being watched. Andrew arrived at the building to do a small investigation. Emf meters we’re going of the scale in various places, while upstairs some cloths fell of the shelves. Not to mention significant temperature changes, as well as cold spots.

Andrew’s comments; Wow how lucky to be asked to do the first ever paranormal investigation in this wonderful historic building. As paranormal investigators this is what we dream of. This historic building is richly steeped in history, is very active with much of the activity witnessed by present day staff. We can’t wait to be part of this investigation. Is this building Haunted; It’s a big yes from Andrew!

Quote Andrew Elson Medium – “I believe this building is where the Bakewell witches were tried before they were taken to Derby to be hung as witches. Prepare to be scared.”

Tickets: £25 including light refreshments

Date: Friday the 28th October

Time 8.30 till 12.30

Address: Old town hall, Orvis, King Street Bakewell. De451DZ.

Limited tickets, don’t miss out on this exciting and unique investigation!

Don’t forget your torches, and please feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks!

Event Details

Date 28th Oct 2016 at 8:30 AM
Time 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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