Proud to be working Exclusively with the Whitworth Centre, what chilling secrets will we discover on our second Paranormal Investigation of this fantastic building? Dare you join us to find out? Plus enjoy a delicious supper before we start… Prepare to be scared!
After a warming bite from the Whitworth’s own team, we will split into smaller groups and head off to investigate this mysterious venue. You will take part in a full paranormal investigation with our experienced team and in-house medium Andrew Elson. As usual you will get use of our extensive investigation equipment and you will be able to take part in an array of workshops through the night, such as spirit boards, human pendulums, seance and much more! Some areas of the building can be very dusty so please wear suitable clothing. Disabled access is available to almost everywhere so we are able to accommodate less able persons at this event. Don’t forget your cameras!
Location: The Joseph Whitworth Centre, Station Road, Darley Dale, Derbyshire DE4 2EQ – Meeting in the Terrace Tea Rooms from 8.30pm
Date: Friday 10th June 2016
Time: 8.30pm to 2.00am
Tickets: £30 – including some delicious food to start the evening! limited numbers so early booking recommended…
Hot and cold drinks throughout the night also included, but please feel free to bring your own.
The Joseph Whitworth Centre is steeped in Victorian industrial history. Sir Joseph Whitworth, a significant contributor to the industrial development of the country and best known for his development of the Whitworth Screw Thread and the Whitworth Rifle, originally began planning the building of this amazing venue. Upon his death it was left to his wife, Lady Louisa, to implement these plans. In 1890, the Whitworth Institute was opened to the public and at the time it comprised an indoor swimming pool, an assembly hall, various reading and committee rooms and later it housed a library, a billiards room, a museum of natural history, with a hotel and landscaped park. The Institute was gifted to the people of Darley Dale and is unique in that it is the only surviving Whitworth Foundation that continues to operate under the terms of its original endowment. It recently underwent extensive renovations to ensure its continued use for generations to come.
It is said that Lady Louisa still roams the building with sightings prominent in the upstairs gallery and ballroom. There have also been many reports of strange happenings within the ballroom and bar area, with an occasional bad smell originating in what was the stage ‘green room’, glasses falling from the bar, and doors locking for no reason. Figures have been seen in the upstairs windows from outside. The Billiards room is very atmospheric and it is rumoured that a young man called William haunts this area. The cellars are affectionately referred to as ‘the tombs’ by the staff and with their low and dusty ceilings, there is a distinct feeling you are not alone! There have been reports of things being thrown down here. With exclusive access to all areas, this is one Haunted Company event you must not miss!