The same group of passionate women who brought you the Westgate Chapel ‘Catacomb Tours’ is now working to share with you the stories, heritage and history of Wakefield. Come along and hear brand new tales of Murder & Mayhem, specially selected for this time of year.
As a Dream Time Creative production the team bring their expertise, passion and love of a good costume to the streets of Wakefield for your delight and delectation. Join them on their Murder & Mayhem tour to hear some incredible tales to amuse, delight and shock.
Gather at Pemberton House, Westgate where the torrid tales begin.
Death biscuits, brutal murders and tales about funeral finery are just some of the fascinating stories from Wakefield’s dark past that you will hear about on this immersive Murder & Mayhem heritage tour by the Round Our Way team.
Incorporating iconic Georgian buildings, blue plaques, darkened streets and dangerous corners this walk will thrill you with its content and keep you talking about what you’ve learnt long afterwards.
An entirely volunteer led Dream Time Creative Production, our walks are delivered by women passionate about his and herstory, who have infectious enthusiasm for storytelling, an interest in the dark and mysterious, a dramatic flair when delivering and look great in historical costumes!
Your tour will start promptly and we kindly ask that you arrive 5 to 10 minutes before the start time. Find them on Westgate outside Pemberton House, opposite the (currently closed) Elephant and Castle public house. You can also use what3words sang.sings.fields
All attendees at this event will receive a FREE badge and a special surprise gift.
This is an outdoor event and will take place whatever the weather. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear suitable for city walking.
Raising funds for Blue Plaques for Women
This event is one of a series of walks and talks, all being done to raise money for blue plaques for women. Did you know that each new plaque costs £700? There are currently more than 30 plaques with dedicated female names in Wakefield, which makes us the top city in the UK to recognise our Forgotten Women BUT there are lots more women whose stories need to be told and acknowledged. Hear about some of them on the tour and help us to raise the much needed funds for our next plaque.
Learn more about the Forgotten Women of Wakefield project and see how important it is that women are recognised for their achievements, and help Wakefield to become the first city with true blue plaque parity.