This Halloween there will be spooky goings on at the headless Horse & Jockey in Wadsley, including a Day of the Dead Disco and a visit from a witch; but it’s the pubs’ creepy cellar with mysterious, unknown passageways which provide the true tale of mystery and intrigue.
Situated on the site of medieval Wadsley’s village green, new pub managers Ashleigh McMain and Matt Weigold are appealing to CAMRA members to help shed light on recently discovered mystery passageway.
Long forgotten about for decades, the duo believe the bolted and sealed door reveals a secret and on Halloween they are offering a rare chance for visitors to the pub to explore it for themselves.
The history of the passage is unknown, as is the location it leads to. Some residents suggest it lead to Wadsley manor house which previously had tunnels leading from its location on Laird Road to Wadsley Lane, whilst others believe it could have been used as a bolt-hole by users of the Church.
The duo have experienced a who few strange spooky sightings in the cellar, but little is known about the history or origins of the mystery tunnel.
Matt Weigold, Events manager at the Horse & Jockey said:
“We’ve heard of rumours from locals about long lost servants visiting the Horse and Jockey at the dead of night and we’ve noticed a few strange things, but we’ve been unable to find out anything further. We’d love to know what lies behind the mystery door, but it looks like it’s been sealed for many years and curiously it appears to be bolted from the other side.
“If you know anything that can help us solve the mystery, we’d love to hear from you.”
Any information provided will help to create a truly terrifying evening at the Children’s Ghost Tour on 31st October. This is a free to attend, family friendly event held from 6pm to 9pm and will include Halloween themed games, a tour of the pubs cellars and a visit from a live witch.
If you have any information, please contact Matt Weigold on firstname.lastname@example.org