Events > Waltham Abbey Town Hall
|When: March 26, 2022 from 8:30PM to March 27, 2022 2:30AM|
|Tickets Available: 13|
Join us for the very first time at Waltham Abbey Town Hall
Local civic officials found it necessary to establish some proper accommodation following the formation of the Waltham Holy Cross Urban District in 1894. The site selected was occupied by an old slum called Camps Court which was accordingly demolished. The foundation stone for the "Waltham Holy Cross Council Buildings" was laid by Mrs A. J. Chapman, wife of the then chairman of the council, in January 1904. The building, which was designed in the Art Nouveau style with a tower in the style of a French chateau, was built by the local contractor, John Bentley & Sons. It was officially opened by Mrs A. J. Chapman in late 1904.
There were originally two arched doorways to the west of the front door for use by a horse-drawn fire engine. The fire engine was mechanised in 1923 and the fire station moved to Romeland after the Second World War.
In late 1914, during the First World War, the building was converted for use as an auxiliary hospital. The hospital, which was managed by a Voluntary Aid Detachment i.e. a voluntary unit of civilians providing nursing care for military personnel, initially deployed 40 beds but later in the war this increased to 50 beds, and after a hutted ward had been built it increased to 64 beds.
The building continued to be the meeting place of Waltham Holy Cross Urban District Council but ceased to be the local seat of government when Epping Forest District was formed by the Local Government Act 1972 in 1974.
In 2003 a plaque was erected on the town hall by the Richard III Society to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Margaret of York, who had local connections and had been sister of both King Edward IV and King Richard III.
Your ghost hunt at Waltham Abbey Town Hall includes:
• Tour of the venue
• Vigils throughout the location working in small groups
• Spirit board experiments
• Use of ghost hunting equipment including Dowsing Rods & EMF Meters
• Refreshments throughout
Join Essex Ghost Hunters as we venture around the Town Hall in search of the ghosts that haunt this venue.
We run ghost hunting events across Essex and the surrounding counties. Our aim is to provide a great experience, showing how spirits can communicate with us, learning their stories and having an enjoyable time. We charge a minimum and only aim to cover costs and services. Your experience you have and your company will be truly valued by us.
You will be joining an experienced team with at least two mediums, who rarely get information incorrect. Every ghost hunt starts with the history of the location and the group is then split into teams, you will have the chance to participate in activities like; Séances, Vigils, EVP experiments and use our equipment; K2 EMF meters, ghost communicators, Dowsing rods, thermometer readers, Pendulums.
Please note that all attendees are required to be over the age of 18. See the Event Terms and Conditions.
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