The Feathers Hotel - POSTPONED TILL EARLY 2021
Time & Location
About The Event
We are so looking forward to this real treat for Halloween this year, the wonderfully haunted Feathers Hotel in Ludlow.
Just bring yourselves we will provide the light refreshments, or of course, you could always eat in the Feathers lovely restaurant before the Investigations start ....oh and don't forget a torch, for when the lights go out ......
Here is some of the history:-
The Feathers Hotel is internationally recognized for its beautiful Jacobean architecture and medieval heritage, situated right in the heart of Ludlow.
The building dates back to 1619, built by Rees Jones, a successful local attorney, its world famous timber facade was adorned with motifs of ostrich feathers, which gave the hotel its name. The town's sympathies lay with the monarchy and these feathers depicted the traditional badge of the Prince of Wales who had been enthroned in 1616 and who would later become Charles I.
Ludlow was a town with Royalist sympathies and remained loyal throughout the English Civil War, during which it is thought that Royalist soldiers lodged at the Feathers. Rees Jones' son Thomas Jones fought as a Captain in the King's Army. After the Civil War he converted the Feathers to an Inn, around 1670.
As well as providing sleeping accommodation, food and beer, the inn was occasionally used as a venue for cock-fighting and prize-fighting. It was also at the centre of politics in the town when candidates for parliamentary elections would make speeches from the hotel balcony then invite voters inside for a drink to help secure their votes.
The Feathers Inn became The Feathers Hotel in 1863 and along with Ludlow Castle has become the focal point for tourists visiting the historic town. It has also become known as an extremely haunted location and has given many of its residents a fright or two over the years. Room 211 is considered to be one of the most haunted rooms in the hotel, it apparently plays host to a rather jealous spirit who doesn't take kindly to female guests.
The ghost of a man in Victorian clothing has been seen by guests and staff walking his dog through room 232 into room 233 before disappearing. The car park outside the Feathers Hotel is also the scene of a frequently witnessed 'living' ghost which only appears to men. The apparition is a young, scantily clad girl that has been seen on numerous occasions walking through cars before vanishing into thin air.
Will we be lucky and see any of these visions or maybe even experience when Keith and I were on the Risk Assessment we heard a loud knock twice, on turning round expecting to see someone at the door wanting to come in nobody was there. On asking is there anyone else here to the Manager, he said no just us 3 and the workmen downstairs??? If it had been one of them we would have seen and heard them??
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