Are you ready to take a trip in to the history of Olde Chapeltown, and find out more about what lurks beneath the surface? Join your tour guide Dr Skullsaw Sugden as you descend in to the depths of Pudsey history to hear unexplainable tales of the paranormal, and other horrifying goings on from Chapeltown’s past. This terrifying tour begins in the grounds of Pudsey Parish Church and takes in many areas around Chapeltown until we reach your final destination, The Royal Hotel. Over the years Chapeltown has played host to many strange happenings, from the folk that walked the street to the souls that continue to occupy the buildings, make sure you come prepared as you don’t know who walks among us.
What we know about Dr Skullsaw Sugden is hard to verify, Skullsaw can only ever be reached on cold, dark October nights. Some say Skullsaw is the spitting image of a man that once walked the cobbles of Radcliffe Lane in the late 1700s – rumoured to be a prominent doctor at the time, he disappeared in the early 1800s never to be seen again… Until 2021 that is. On the evening of the 3rd of October 2021, our team spent some time in the church grounds preparing for this very tour when we noticed the shadow like appearance of a man with an impeccable dress sense, a dress sense that would have been at home in the 1700s/1800s.
With a little bit of research, we managed to establish some facts about the man… or being. Skullsaw spends a lot of time walking the church graveyard, looking for the dead. It appears however, the dead always find him first. It’s almost like they refuse to be forgotten. Wherever Skullsaw goes, the paranormal seems to follow. From just those brief, cold moments we spent in his presence we knew he’s a being that has experienced strange things, and has likely discovered a strange past that’s buried… but refuses to lie still.
Although the dead don’t speak, they can communicate with us in ways the majority of mere mortals don’t understand. What we have been communicated is that on the nights of Friday the 22nd October, Saturday the 23rd October and Sunday the 24th October the dead will once again walk amongst us, and share the tales that have been buried for centuries.
Your tour will start at 6.45pm, and will run for approximately 90 minutes when we will alight at the final destination. You should arrive promptly, where our team will be ready to escort and protect you from those that seek to do us harm and scare us beyond anything we are used to.
Information like this comes with a heavy price, a price that will never ever leave us. We may be a cursed bunch, but we’re a charitable bunch that’s why the tour will cost just £5 per adult with kids going free. Kids must be accompanied by an adult at all times. For the purposes of the tour, kids are defined as anybody 16 or under. All kids that join the tour will receive a small treat to take home with them at the end of the tour. The tour has been designed to be suitable for families, however with any ghost tour comes tales of the paranormal and references to bloods/guts/gore.
All profits will go directly to the Pudsey Community Project, you can find out more about them below.
MyPudsey is run entirely not for profit, and all of our events are run for the benefit of the community. To keep things manageable and allow us to put on the best events we do charge a small fee, in this instance it’s simply £5 per adult with kids (16 or under) going free. All profits from your donation will go directly to the Pudsey Community Project.
The Pudsey Community Project was launched in March 2020 and is now a registered independent charity. During the COVID-19 pandemic PCP has been a beacon of hope for many people unable to leave their homes for medical reasons, delivering weekly packages of food and necessities. That isn’t all, they also run a foodbank and the Children’s Clothes Project alongside much more.
As of the 1st October Pudsey Community Project have moved in to their new premises, taking over the building formerly known as Fartown Christian Fellowship. We felt the timing, and the connections to the tour made them the perfect recipient for all profits raised from the tour. Earlier this year we had a chat with them to find out more and you can read it in full on our blog by using this link: https://www.mypudsey.co.uk/the-blog/2021-03-22-community-focus-2-pudsey-community-project/ alternatively you can find out more about them on their website http://www.pudseycommunity.org.uk/ or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pudseycommunityproject/
See you on the tour.