Sat, 18 Jun | Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Prison - Charity Paranormal Investigation

Built in 1793, and home to executions in its early years, what secrets does Shrewsbury Prison have for us to uncover....
Shrewsbury Prison - Charity Paranormal Investigation

Time & Location

18 Jun 2022, 20:00 – 19 Jun 2022, 01:00
Shrewsbury, The Dana, Shrewsbury SY1 2HR, UK

About The Event

Our biggest location to date!

Veritas Paranormal invite you to join us at this iconic former prison.

Tickets are priced at just £50pp, with the initial deposit at £25pp (plus Helm ticket admin fee), the remaining balance will need to be paid no later than the end of March 2022.

HIstory

For many years Shrewsbury Prison was a place of execution which in older times was carried out in public and drew huge crowds in an unwholesome festive atmosphere. People used to turn up early to make sure they got a good place and posters were produced as souvenirs.

Shrewsbury’s last public hanging was on April 11th 1863 when 30-year-old Edward Cooper was executed for murder. It was particularly popular, with numbers watching 10 times higher than the previous execution.

Historically Shrewsbury’s jail was in School Gardens, which had taken over the role from the jail at Shrewsbury Castle which had become so ruinous that in the late 16th century prisoners were able to make an escape attempt by the simple method of taking stones out of the wall.

During redevelopment in 1972, the remains of 10 unnamed prisoners executed at Shrewsbury Prison were dug up. Nine were cremated and one set of remains was handed over to the prisoner’s relatives.

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