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Rother-Howl returns to Rotherham town centre

Published on Wednesday, 18th October 2017 in Council news news

Prepare to be scared this Halloween as students from Rotherham College take you on a terrifying trail into a darker side of the town’s history with Rother-Howl: The Rotherham Halloween walk.

Taking place on Tuesday 31 October, the walk begins at 7pm in the front garden area of Rotherham Civic Theatre.

The theatre, originally Doncaster Gate Congregational Church, first opened its doors to theatre goers in 1960 and has been subject to ghostly goings on itself over the years.

At the theatre the first tale will be told, a ghoulish story of jealousy, murder and madness. Then, as the Halloween walk continues, participants will be taken on a journey around the town and into the minds of madmen, murderers and medieval monks with more tales of horror and despair.

The journey will conclude at the 1915 Bar & Bistro with a wartime story of love, betrayal and a wicked postman, who still haunts the building to this day.

Join this walk, if you dare, on All Hallows’ Eve for this trip into terror with the souls of the damned and lost and the hope of putting them to rest.

Tickets are on sale at Rotherham Visitor Centre - Adults: £5, Young People (12 to 16 years old): £4. This event is not suitable for young people under 12 years of age.

Tickets are limited, so please purchase early to avoid disappointment.

Visitors should consider there are a few hills on the walk.

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy, Cllr Denise Lelliott, said: “The Halloween themed event will be a spine-chilling trail through some historic town centre locations, filled with lots of spooky tales. It promises to be a thrill packed tour around Rotherham and will get people into a ghoulish spirit!

“We encourage everyone to come along and find out what ghostly surprises are in store! This popular ghost walk sells out quickly, so we recommend people who are interested to book their tickets early in advance.”

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