At the end of October we held our very popular haunted Halloween walk from the Chetham Arms down through the woods and around Turton Tower and this years spooky happenings didn’t disappoint.
The pub was packed to capacity as we set off on a cold but dry walk down to the woods behind the tower. As we entered the woods ghostly apparitions began to appear, some moaning and groaning as they floated around the woods. As we approached the tower a grey face could be seen peering through one of the windows.
After lots of photos to try and capture the spooky figures we made our way back to the Chetham Arms for a well deserved drink and buffet supper. What a fantastic night for children and adults alike.
What a fantastic day we all had when we visited Shibden Hall in Halifax, home of Anne Lister, from the TV series Gentleman Jack.
Shibden Hall dates back to 1420, the same age as Turton Tower and offers visitors a fascinating journey through the lives of the people who lived and worked there.
After lunch, we visited Cliffe Castle and in Keighley, home of Victorian millionaire and textile manufacturer, Henry Isaac Butterfield. The house was completed in the 1880s and funded by the Butterfield family’s industrial empire, which included; wool textile mills and a shipping business that took British goods to Europe, America and China.
The visit included a curatorial tour around the house which included sparkling Victorian rooms and furniture, paintings and decorative art as well as the museum which houses special galleries dealing with; natural history, archaeology and social history, along with the internationally important display of stained glass by Morris and Co.