Armley Mills, Leeds
Date: Saturday 20th March 2021
Time: 8.30pm – 1.30am
Dating back to the 16th century, Armley mills really does have it all.
Once the largest woolen mill in the world, these vast mills once employed children in awfully harsh conditions.It is said that it’s these young children who are thought to tug on unsuspecting visitors clothing and throw items in an attempt to gain attention.
This vast building presents a fearful atmosphere even by day, let alone once the lights are turned off by night.
The earliest record of Armley Mills dates from the middle of the sixteenth century when local clothier Richard Booth leased ‘Armley Mills’ from Henry Savile. A document of 1707 describes them as fulling mills. One contained two wheels and four fulling stocks, while another was used to grind corn mill and two fulling stocks’. The mills expanded and by 1788 were equipped with five waterwheels driving eighteen fulling stocks. Fulling was a necessary but dirty process where woven wool is felted. The bundles of cloth are hit repeatedly by large hammers, the fulling stocks, while soaked in water, urine and a clay known as Fuller’s earth. The urine which is a source of ammonia was collected from neighbouring houses, who specially saved it for the purpose.
Reported paranormal activity
The most commonly reported experience is that of doors slamming shut and opening of their own accord.
Another common report is being pushed rather forcefully by unseen hands.
The ghost of a man in a top hat and cape has also been seen on occasion. It may be him that staff and visitors have also heard whispering in their ears.
Poltergeist activity at Armley Mills is not uncommon;With cotton bobbins being thrown across the room along with items of furniture moving of their own accord.
Inevitably, given the current Covid-19 pandemic, we have had to structure our events a little differently to ensure the safety of both our guests and the team.
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Important factors to consider before booking
This event may be unsuitable for people with mobility impairments due to the nature of the property being visited. Please call to check anything you might be unsure about before booking your tickets.
All remaining balances for this event will be due by Friday 4th September 2020.