Join UK Ghost Nights as we uncover the paranormal mysteries of Bolling Hall. It is one of the oldest buildings in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England with records dating back to the Domesday book of 1086. It was a family home for over 5 centuries from 1316 when the hall was taken over by William Bolling. The Bolling family owned the estate until sometime in the late 15th century when the Tempests took over. They resided here for over 50 years until it exchanged hands once again in 1649. It then went on to change hands several times and was Let out as apartments for a short period, until it was presented to Bradford council in 1912. It was then opened as a period house and museum a few years later and has served as such ever since.
Bolling Hall served as a stronghold for Royalists during the Civil War. In 1643 the Royalists took the town of Bradford, which had strong Parliamentarian connections, and it was believed the Royalists would put any of the inhabitants to the sword. It was during this time that the hall had its first reported paranormal encounter. During one night in 1643, the Royalist Commander the Earl of Newcastle was visited by the ghost of a woman who awakened him by the pulling of his sheets. She is reported to have told him to “pity poor Bradford”.
There have been regular reports of paranormal activity over the years from staff and guests at the Hall, with no fewer than 20 recorded sightings of full bodied apparitions. Throughout the building the opening and banging of doors is often heard, and usually in response to requests from investigators. People also often report hearing disembodied voices, footsteps, and heavy breathing from the end of corridors and empty rooms. There is also an apparition of a gentlemen in a long black coat and that if a white lady seen floating in mid air.
Are you brave enough to join us as we investigate this building overnight when the lights go out?
Saturday 26th May 2018
9pm to 2am
(Over 18s only)
Bowling Hall Rd, Bradford BD4 7LP
Please note this building has limited access for wheelchairs