Ghost Hunting at Ryecroft Hall, Manchester, September 30th 2023
Simply Ghost Nights return to Ryecroft Hall. The hall is a beautiful Grade 2 listed which dates back to 1849, when the Earl of Stamford and Warrington sold the land to the Buckley family, who owned the cotton mills at Ryecroft.
James Smith Buckley passed the house on in 1885 to his nephew Abel Buckley, who lived there for 22 years. He was also the Liberal MP and the Mayor of Ashton, and contributed to the cost of building Albion Church.
In 1913 Austin Hopkinson, MP for Mossley, inventor of a coal cutting machine and owner of Delta Engineering Works, acquired the hall.
During the First World War it became a voluntary hospital with over 100 beds. Austin Hopkinson gave the house and grounds to the people of Audenshaw in 1922 for Council Offices and to this day it is used for community purposes. This buildings reputed haunting and history aside, what will this investigation have in store for us?