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Slough Fort Ghost Hunt – New Venue only £39 (VIP £35.10)

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Start Date: 20th July 2019
End Date: 21st July 2019
Time: 9:00 pm to 3:00 am

Location: Avery Way, Allhallows, ME3 9QF, (use Postcode ME3 9QD)

Description

Come and join us as we explore this new venue for Fright Nights in our 20th anniversary year.

Slough Fort (so named due to its proximity to Slough hamlet to the north west in Kent) was built between 1861 and 1867 to combat the ever growing threat from the French who were growing their coastal defences and naval fleets. The main role of Slough Fort was to prevent an enemy fleet from entering either the River Thames, leading to the Capital, or the River Medway, housing Chatham dockyard, the British pride of naval shipbuilding; two vitally important channels.  The initial build was a single tower sitting proud on the high ground of The Brimp with seven covered emplacements giving 180 degrees of fire.

We will be going on a site visit in June so will be able to tell you more after that, but the volunteers have told us about various strange things that have happened at the Fort.  Unexplained voices and sounds and a true eerie sense when alone in the dark.

What will we we find out on our first visit?  Calling all our intrepid investigators to come and help us add more history to this incredible Fort.  Let’s see what we can find?

This full evenings ghost hunt will include the following:

A walkround with a Medium (who haunts tonight?)
Psychic Workshop and Experiments including Glass Divination and Table Tipping
Three separate Ghost Hunting Vigils in the dark, in small groups, where you will be able to use some of our Ghost Hunting and Psychic equipment
Free time to explore and investigate on your own
Hot Drinks and Biscuits throughout the evening
Expert advice and discussion about the paranormal

The original weapons at the Fort lacked punch and in 1891 the fort was upgraded to house 9.2-inch and 6-inch weapons, of a revolutionary design, housed in a newly designed Twydall profile fort with eastern and western wings able to deter ships out to 10,500 yards. These meant that Slough dominated the river approaches to London. While the previous fort was intended to be a highly visible deterrent to enemy shipping, the new fort of 1891 was hidden behind earthen banks and housed new ‘disappearing guns.’ In conjunction with new smokeless propellants, the steam and hydraulic mechanism enabled the guns to remain hidden below the horizon until firing, when they would rise over the casemate to engage the enemy fire, and the recoil of firing would facilitate the lowering of the guns and pressurising of the system in preparation for further firings.

The fort never saw action against an invading enemy fleet, but continued to be manned during WW1 where the ground defences were strengthened, while the end of the war saw the fort finally disarmed as the ability to protect the Thames fell elsewhere. The last piece of military history in the fort came in WW2 when three anti-aircraft guns were installed on the roof of the old fort, the remains of which can be seen today.

The fort is now run by a volunteer trust who took over the management of this monument and they continue to uncover more of its history and carry out repairs to bring it back to life.

Please note: Over 18’s only and NO pregnant women allowed as per our insurance cover. Venue is usually unsuitable for disabled guests due to the nature of the buildings but if in doubt, please contact us for more information.  NO accommodation is provided unless specifically detailed. For more information please see our full terms and conditions here.  All our events are fully insured, and a First Aider will be present.  This event is organised by Fright Nights Head Office.

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With thanks to Lynda Hughes of Fright Nights Head Office for the Research & Detailed Write-up for this event.

 

Organisers

Organised by :  Fright Nights Organizer's Address : 2 Willant Close, Maidenhead, Berks SL6 3NL Mobile : 07899317150 Email : office@frightnights.co.uk

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