Join Haunted Discoveries UK as we carry out a ghost hunt and investigate one of the few original iron making blast furnaces in the UK, Moira Furnace in Leicestershire on Saturday March 2nd 2019
Start Times: 21:00pm until 2:00am
Food & Catering: Hot drinks are supplied where possible. Food/Snacks will be only occasionally where permitted.
Toilets: There are toilets onsite
Alcohol Allowance: Strictly NO
Priced at just £27.50pp
ONLY 25 TICKETS LEFT
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We at Haunted Discoveries UK like to employ both traditional and scientific methods of paranormal investigation. As a guest we will invite you to take part in active experiments including group and lone vigils, table tipping, and pendulums. You will also get the chance to investigate using some of our equipment, which include: spirit boxes, temperature guns, rem pods, dowsing rods, Alice software, spirit boards and mel meters ect.
Please Note - A non-refundable deposit option is available for many of our events. Should you choose this option, customers should be aware that any balance payments are required 4 weeks prior to the event. Failure to make this payment will result in you losing your place on the event. All bookings are bound by our Terms and Conditions. You will be required to stay awake on this event. NO Sleeping areas available.
Moira Furnace is one of the unique few iron making blast furnaces remaining from the early 19th Century. It is unique because the site was a commercial failure, had it not been then it is likely the site would have been redeveloped and the furnace replaced. It was commissioned by the Earl of Moira in 1804 to take advantage of the iron ore and coal in his lands around Ashby Woulds and for its proximity to the Ashby Canal.
It was brought into blast in 1806 and used intermittently until 1811. Its foundry was used until after 1844 by using iron from elsewhere. It was a doomed venture from the beginning as documents from the time mention bad design, bad construction, bad raw materials and bad management. We can see on the chimney today signs of severe overheating, which was either down to poor design or an operating problem. The furnace was abandoned with its final partially smelted charge still inside. Tests carried out on the material show it had a high sulphur content, which may have contributed to the poor quality of the finished products of the foundry before iron was utilised from elsewhere.
The foundry was demolished later in the 19th century and the bridgehouse and engine house were converted into dwellings. By the 1970s these dwellings had become derelict and the engine house was demolished due to mining subsidence. Following pressure from the Leicestershire Industrial Society, the furnace and bridgehouse were scheduled as an ancient monument and acquired by the Council. They sponsored a community programme to restore the site and develop it as a museum and country park. The bridgehouse now houses a museum about the furnace and the industrial heritage of the area.
Disembodied voices have been heard throughout the building along with visitors reporting seeing shadowy figures. Objects have moved without explanation and areas of the building leave people feeling very uneasy. Ghostly figures have also been seen walking around the building and the grounds.
Ghost Hunt at Moira Furnace Leicestershire Saturday 2nd March 2019
- Product Code: GH-MF-020319
- Availability: In Stock