A Visit to 30 East Drive

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Clock 13:00 - 17:00
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Pay a visit to 30 East Drive… If you dare!

From the outside, number 30 East Drive, Pontefract, looks just like any other 1950s-built council house on the street. However, a sinister side hides within the walls.

30 East Drive is the domain of a somewhat malevolent entity who has come to be known as ‘Fred’ or ‘The Black Monk’. He is believed to be the most violent poltergeist in Europe and has been making his presence known for over fifty years! Over the years there have been many different explanations given regarding who this entity is. He was known to the press as ‘Mr Nobody’, but the Pritchard family who lived there called him ‘Fred’. In time, he came to be known as ‘The Black Monk’, mainly because when he has appeared as an apparition he appeared to be dressed in long black robes.

30 East Drive is now owned by film producer Bil Bungay, who bought the house after making When the Lights Went Out, which was based loosely on the Pritchards’ experiences.

Bil is opening the doors to 30 East Drive on Saturday 13 January and inviting members of the Wakefield district community to experience the house for themselves – but be warned, the house is haunted and all attendees will need to sign a disclaimer!

Due to high demand this event is for people from, currently living in or those who have a strong connection to the Wakefield district community to attend.

To mark the launch of Our Year – Wakefield District 2024, Wakefield Council is hosting 24 in 24, a celebration which will see 24 events take place on one jampacked day and bringing communities together.

Taking place across each ward of the Wakefield district on Saturday 13th January 2024, 24 in 24 will be a taste of what’s to come throughout Our Year’s 366-day programme of activity.

The day will feature 24 free events spanning walks, exhibitions, and interactive workshops and activities on your doorstep!

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A Visit to 30 East Drive

Venue Details

Find us at

30 East Drive, Pontefract, WF8 2AN