The Dana Shrewsbury Prison April 2023


Location: Shrewsbury Prison.The Dana, Shrewsbury SY1 2HP
Date: Saturday 1st April  2023
Start time: 9:00pm
End time: 3.30am


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Ghost Hunt returns to this popular location !


What can we say about Shrewsbury Prison. Many years this has been the site of executions and in its day drew in huge crowds. 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.

From 1902-1961 there were eight executions at Shrewsbury Prison. On the 9 February 1961, 21-year-old George Riley was executed by hanging for the murder of a 62-year-old woman. This would be the last execution to take place at Shrewsbury Prison before this form of capital punishment was abolished in 1969.

During redevelopment in 1972, the remains of ten prisoners executed at Shrewsbury Prison were dug up. Nine of those prisoners were unrecognizable and were subsequently cremated. The remaining prisoner was identified as George Riley, where his remains were handed over to his relatives.

Paranormal History:

Shrewsbury Prison also known as the Dana is said to be one of the worlds most haunted locations.

One of the most common sightings is that of the ‘Shadow Man’. He doesn’t harm, merely watches and is said to be an ex-officer. His home is A Wing with a particular preference for the “3’s”. You won’t see his face, his silhouette is what appears – thus the title ‘Shadow Man’. Will you see him?

There are many unmarked graves within the walls of the prison where they buried some of the prisoners executed who may continue to haunt the site

C Wing, the former female part of the jail, is known to be the most haunted and of special interest to a lot of ghost hunters.

What will we encounter?

Investigation Includes:

When you arrive, you will be greeted by one of our team and you will be placed into a small group. Once introductions have been made and the team have run though the health and safety. You will explore different parts of the building throughout the evening with your team member. You will get the chance to conduct some amazing experiments such as Ouija Boards, Table Tipping, Glass Moving vigils and our up-to-date ghost hunting equipment. We will be using the most active areas of the venue throughout the night and you will be guided through this terrifying process by our friendly and capable team. Included near the end of your evening you will be able to go off and explore for an hour to yourself using what equipment you would like. Do you dare to explore the unknown?