A spine-chilling new ghost walk is launching
Creepy tales of Beverley's bloody and supernatural past are told in The Beverley Ghost Adventure
Spooky tales of ghostly carriages, spectral figures and highwaymen are sending a shiver down the spine on a new ghost adventure in the haunted streets of Beverley.
On cold, dark winter nights, a Victorian doctor in a frock coat and top hat is giving people a fright or two on The Beverley Ghost Adventure.
The eccentric Dr Smalls, played by actor James Andrew, is telling creepy tales on eerie walks through the town’s cobbled streets and dark alleys.
James, who previously worked at York Dungeon, is bringing Beverley’s ghostly past into the present on his spine-chilling walks.
He says: “When you delve into Beverley’s dark past you discover some truly horrible tales.
“Some are so grim we couldn’t include them in the tour – they made us shudder and have to stop researching for a few days until we had recovered.
“There are some streets I can’t walk down now!”
Ex-Beverley Grammar School boy James, 30, has spent 18 months searching out the grisly and ghostly tales lurking in Beverley’s bloody and supernatural past.
He says: “We have plenty of ghosts, poltergeists, ghostly carriages, spectral figures, highwaymen and soldiers to share tales of.
“There are dark stories about civil war and plague and spooky tales to make your hair stand on end. People especially like the story of the headless Danish soldier.
“Highwayman Dick Turpin was incarcerated in Beverley and I also like to tell his story.
“Dick Turpin is very much associated with York but I want to bring him out of the shadows in Beverley.”
Beverley-born James says historic North Bar Within, especially in the vicinity of St Mary’s Church, is Beverley’s spookiest street
He also tells ghostly tales around historic Beverley Minster, the Dominican Friary, the 15th century North Bar, the Market Cross, as well as in Dyer Lane, cobbled Highgate, Minster Moorgate and Lairgate.
Plenty of dramatic effect and a spot of crowd participation can be expected.
James says: “Hopefully, it will be an interactive, sensory experience.
“There’s no guarantee you’ll see a ghost, the paranormal isn’t an exact science but who’s to say you won’t see one either!”
James takes up to 25 people on The Beverley Ghost Adventure, which lasts up to two hours.
Tours take place on Wednesday evenings and private tours can be arranged for special occasions.
Visit https://beverleyghostadventure.com for information about the ghost adventure. James insists most live to tell the tale.
The Beverley Ghost Adventure