OMG (oh my ghosts...), Wakefield BID is funding the city's first ever free historic ghost walks! Come and explore some local history with Kevin Trickett MBE, President of Wakefield Civic Society, as he leads you on an evening walk around some of the city’s darker secrets…
OK, we’re not promising any real ghosts on these walks, but it will be a chance to learn something of the characters that lived – and died – in 19th century Wakefield. Hear stories about the miscreants, the malcontents and the plain misfortunates who eked out a living in Wakefield during a time of social and economic change as Wakefield transformed itself from busy market town to Yorkshire’s third city. Discover the history of Wakefield’s buildings, understand how the street layout developed and changed over time but, most importantly, learn about the sad fates that befell some of Wakefield’s local residents.
Dates are May 21, May 22, May 29 and June 5.
Meeting outside Wakefield Town Hall in Wood Street for a 7pm start on your selected date, each walk will last around 90 minutes and will cover the area between Northgate and Westgate.
To book your place see www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ghost-walk-tickets-61666209292
For anyone wishing to continue their evening, the walks will end at a local pub where there will be a chance to discuss the walk and find out more about the Society.
These walks are being supported by Wakefield BID.