Last chance to go on a spooky city ghost walk this winter!
Published on Monday, 19th January 2015
There are just three tours left in this series of Gruesome and Ghostly tours around Lichfield’s historical city centre.
Visit Lichfield’s Gruesome and Ghostly tours are a haunted highlight of Lichfield’s autumn and winter calendar. Led by Green Badge tour guides, the walks take in the Guildhall prison cells, the history of the Market Square burnings at the stake, the ghosts sighted in Dam Street, The Close and more.
Councillor Ian Pritchard, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth & Development, said: “These entertaining tours are a great way to find out more about the city’s macabre past. After these final tours, they won’t be back until next autumn, so don’t miss out on your chance to get spooked!”
The walks are rounded off with a visit to a local pub for a glass of mulled wine and a sausage roll.
The final Gruesome and Ghostly tours of the season are running on Wednesday 28 January, and Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 18 February at 7pm.
Tours need to be booked in advance, and cost £6.25 a ticket. To book, please visit Tourist Information at St Mary’s in the Market Square or call the team on 01543 256611.
The Guildhall, Lichfield
The present building was erected in 1846 although the site on which it stands was used for the Guild, or Fraternity, of Citizens as early as 1387.
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New composting bays will make Beacon Park even greener!
Thanks to investment from Lichfield District Council’s section 106 funding, work started on Thursday 15 January to install three large composting bays in Beacon Park.
The composting bays will be tucked away in the corner of Bunkers Hill woodland near the A51. They will be used to compost Beacon Park’s green waste, with the resulting compost being used to benefit the gardens across the park.
Using the bays will cut down the amount of material being transported off-site, which is a more environmentally friendly way to deal with the park’s green waste.
Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “We’re really pleased work has started to install the three composting bays in Beacon Park. Composting the park’s green waste on-site has a number of benefits, as it will cut down on our carbon emissions, save money, and give us good quality compost to use across the park.”
Work to install the bays is expected to be completed in February.