St Catherine’s Ghost Hunt – £39

Start Date: 2nd December 2017
End Date: 3rd December 2017
Time: 8:00 pm to 2:00 am

Location: St Catherine's House, 86 Tickhill Rd, Doncaster DN4 8QQ

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Book NowJoin Fright Nights East and South Yorkshire for a truly spectacular night at the VERY active St Catherine’s House! We have hired this amazing venue for the entire night and it promises to be a night to remember. There is a vast history surrounding St Catherine’s house dating back to 1827 which was once an institution for ‘mental defectives’.

St Catherine’s House Asylum Ghost Hunt includes:

Mediumship walk round – who haunts tonight?
Psychic and Ghost Hunting Equipment
Psychic Experiments including séances and glass divination
Ghost Hunting Vigils in the dark
Hot Drinks and Biscuits
Expert Advice and discussion about the paranormal
Your chance to ghost hunt in a real haunted location at night!

St Catherine’s was built in 1827 and owned by George Banks, a wealthy cloth merchant from Leeds. The house stayed part of the family until 1928 when a consortium of local businessmen bought the estate. In 1930 St Catherine’s was acquired by the South Yorkshire Joint Hospital Board and in 1931, following government pressure to do something about the growing problem of people classed as ‘mental defectives’ St Catherine’s was chosen to be used as an institution. The house welcomed its first residents in 1932, all of which were female.

Two wards were commandeered by the war office in 1939 for wounded soldiers and in 1945 these were handed back to the house and used to house children. By 1964 St Catherine’s house had over 530 residents.

Some residents were made to stay in bed every day and only allowed out when the linen was due to be changed. They were dressed in white shirts with open backs and lived only on porridge, scrambled eggs, potatoes, minced meat, bread and milk. No activities were allowed and the only contact they had with the outside world was through the staff or listening to the radio.

Children’s services were run as a children’s home with a very limited education service.

This venue is VERY active with reports of paranormal activity a common occurrence and with the amount of residents who have passed through St Catherine’s; along with the conditions that were typical of the time this is not surprising. Visitors and Staff are said to have experienced:

A grey lady seen walking through the house, most commonly on the staircase
Spirits of Francis and John making themselves known to guests
Loud screams heard throughout the house
Injured soldiers walking the halls

Join us for a night you will not forget! Frights Nights East and South Yorkshire are delighted to be investigation this magnificent building and you will not be disappointed in joining us! Whether you are an experienced paranormal investigator or just curious to see what a real life ghost hunt entails St Catherine’s House is perfect for you. This venue will sell out fast so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Please note: Over 18’s only, No pregnant women allowed. No accommodation provided. For more information please see our terms and conditions.


About the Organisers :

Fright Nights East and South Yorkshire organise ghost hunts and haunted weekends across Yorkshire ranging from Kelham Island, Sheffield to Cusworth Hall, Burton Constable to Sheffield Fire museum. Join them for a ghost hunt to remember.

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