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Join the Lone Vigils Investigation team as we explore the oldest, purpose built prison in England. The Grade 1 listed Old Gaol, was opened in 1333 with 4 floors built and was used up until the 1820's to house criminals and murderers.
Prisioners that were held at the Old Gaol were submitted to horrible conditions, living in their own faeces and were made to even pay for their food, drink, clothing and bedding whilst being held there. The Arch Bishop of York built this Gaol who then ruled over the local area, which was once known as Hexhamshire. Due to the Church not agreeing with the death penalty, the guilty parties after their trials would be fined or punished in Hexham Market Place. 
Due to the proximity of the Scottish Boarders, many local families from both North and South of the Boarder, were brought here to suffer in the Tudor times, with even the bubonic plauge, striking this opposing stonebuilding and killing many of the prisoners back in the 1550's. 
Also In 1761 the violent Hexham riot took place in the market place, which took over 50 lives and many of the perpetrators found themselves being housed in the Gaol itself. 

With 4 floors to explore and the emotions and energy of what went on in this building, no wonder a plethora of activity has been reported by staff and visitors alike, including, a feeling of unease, recordings of possible apparisions, trigger objects being moved by unseen hands, even clinks of chains being distinctly heard when noone else was in the building. Along with long audible groaning voices, could this be the many prisioners who were once housed in this forboding stone building built 700 years ago.

So you have seen all the paranormal shows on TV. Well now is your chance to become an investigator. We pride ourselves on our scientific research and we are a gadget friendly group although we also like to use old school original methods of contacting spirits which include Ouija boards, table tipping and human pendulum. Although we do enjoy our gadgets, we are big believers that the best tool for the night is yourself. Open up all your senses.
Nothing is faked and we can't make the spirits perform– what you see is what you get! A real, paranormal investigation.
What will you uncover when the lights go out? Only the brave will dare!!

9pm-2am £45pp

Over 18s only. Anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be refused. Terms and conditions apply

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Hexham Old Gaol
8 Hallgate,
Town Centre,
NE46 1XD

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