image for Ghost Walk item typeWFD Historic Ghost Walk at Wakefield Town Hall

Ghost Walk, from 10 Sep 2019, free entry

Ghost Walk

Ghost Walk


Wakefield Civic Society


Town Hall,

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 17 Sep WFD Historic Ghost Walk
Sat 21 Sep Discover Wood Street
Wed 25 Sep WFD Historic Ghost Walk
Mon 30 Sep Discover Wood Street


Following the success of our earlier WFD Historic Ghost Walks a few weeks ago, Wakefield Civic Society President, Kevin Trickett MBE, will once again be taking to the streets to lead people on a tour exploring some of the city’s darker secrets thanks to funding from Wakefield BID…..

Ghosts not included!

If you think the ‘good old days’ were just that, these walks will encourage you to take off your rose-tinted glasses and explore some of the murkier aspects of Wakefield city centre's social history.

OK, we’re not promising any real ghosts on these walks, but it will be a chance to learn something of the characters who lived – and died – in 19th century Wakefield. Hear stories about the miscreants, the malcontents and the plain misfortunates who eked out a living in Wakefield city centre during a time of social and economic change as Wakefield transformed itself from busy market town to Yorkshire’s third city. Discover the history of Wakefield’s buildings, understand how the street layout developed and changed over time but, most importantly, learn about the sad fates that befell some of Wakefield’s local residents and how some of them literally got away with murder……

Meeting outside Wakefield Town Hall in Wood Street for a 7pm start, each walk will last around 90 minutes and will cover the area between Northgate and Westgate. We then suggest you enjoy some of the city's fantastic restaurants, bars and pubs. You might need it!

These walks are being supported by Wakefield BID and OMG WFD.

Meet outside the Town Hall, Wood Street, WF1 2HQ.

Not suitable for children.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsTelephone (public)Welcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 17 Sep 2019 19:00
Wed 25 Sep 2019 19:00


Free entry

Also see



See location of Wakefield Town Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 330209  Lat: 53.68351 Long: -1.50182

By Road:
Follow signs to the city centre from junction 40 of M1
Parking available on street with charge plus a number of car parks within minutes walk.
By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate (3 mins walk)
Nearest Bus Station: Wakefield Bus Station (3 minutes walk)


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality