Penquite House, Golant, Fowey, PL23 1LA
Saturday, November 2nd 2013
(Halloween Special and possibly last ever event as it is up for sale)
8.00pm - 1.00am
ABOUT THE VENUE:
Penquite is a beautiful Manor House, situated at the end of a spooky long drive, built around 1850, as a family dwelling house. The property has seen a number of interesting and historical occupants. Penquite was the home of John Whitehead Peard (1811-80), colonel in the Royal Army of Savoy and known as “Garibaldi’s Englishman”. He joined Garibaldi’s forces in 1859 and distinguished himself at the battle of Melazzo in 1860 and commanded the English Legion during Garibaldi’s advance on Naples. When Garibaldi made his triumphant visit to England in 1864, he insisted on going to Cornwall to stay with Peard at Penquite.
In 1948, the land was sold off in lots, and in 1969 the YHA bought Penquite House and opened it as a Youth Hostel in 1970. The property comprises the main house which is Grade II listed..
JOIN US IF YOU DARE!
Below are the details of the night's activities and requirements. Please note you must book in advance.
20.00-20.15 ARRIVALS– MEETING IN THE DOWNSTAIRS DINING ROOM (COME IN THROUGH FRONT ENTRANCE AND WAIT TO BE DIRECTED)
If you arrive earlier than 8pm, feel free to go to the bar.
20.30 THE EVENING BEGINS- WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS. THIS IS FOLLOWED BY A TALK ABOUT THE EVENING AND HISTORY OF THE LOCATION.
Followed by A TOUR OF THE MANOR AND GROUNDS AREA (WEATHER PERMITTING!), FOCUSING ON HAUNTED LOCATIONS.
THE GHOST WATCH- TIME SPENT IN EACH OF THE HAUNTED LOCATIONS with assistance from our team, using a variety of investigation techniques.
This can include study sessions inside and outside (weather permitting);
discussions; dowsing; darkness study sessions; ghost vigils, equipment use and
other possibilities depending on time and group preference.
1.00am END OF NIGHTS EVENTS(please leave safely and quietly)
REFRESHMENTS: The bar will be open until approximately 11.00pm
MEALS and ACCOMMODATION:
Meals and accommodation are available on request.
PENQUITE HOUSE is situated near Golant, Fowey, in Cornwall.
For Satellite Navigation, the postcode is: PL23 1LA
Ample free car parking is available to the left of the manor house.