All you need to know about a
ghost hunt at Ragged School...
The Ragged School is formed of three canalside buildings which once formed the largest “Ragged” or free school in London. Thomas Barnardo came to London in 1866 with the intentions of training to be a Doctor and then became a missionary in China, he was confronted by a city where disease was rife, poverty and overcrowding endemic and educational opportunities for the poorest people were none existent.
Thomas watched by helplessly as a cholera epidemic spread throughout the East End of London, leaving over 3000 people dead and other’s destitute. He gave up his ambition to be a Doctor to pursue his missionary works in London’s East End and in 1867 opened his first “ragged” school where poverty-stricken children were able to access free education.
Ten years later Barnardo’s Copperfield Road free school opened its doors to children. For the next 31 years, it educated tens of thousands of children. The school closed in 1908 by which time enough government schools had opened within the area and served the local families.
The buildings were originally used as warehouses for goods to be transported along the regions canal network. They have also been used for many other purposes until in the early 1980’s they were threatened with demolition. It was at this time that a group of locals came together to save them and reclaim their unique heritage.
There are countless reports of paranormal activity in this truly haunted location in London’s East End. Some of the activity people have experienced here have left many people so terrified that they have refused to remain in the building. Children’s voices are heard along with the sounds of children crying. The sounds of heavy footsteps, loud bangs, strange floating lights and even extreme poltergeist activity are a common occurrence at Ragged School.
People have reported being touched, chased and screamed at by unseen energies. A location not for the faint hearted! Will you dare to join us?
- Work in smaller and more personal groups
- Take part in a variety of activities including Ouija Boards, Table Tipping, Glass Divination, Seances etc.
- Access to ghost hunting equipment such as K-II, EDI+ Meters, Ghost Meters, Trigger Objects and more
- Opportunities to conduct lone vigils for those feeling brave
- A friendly and experienced team of investigators offering advice and support throughout the night
- Hot and cold drinks and light snacks available throughout the night and included in the cost
- Qualified first aider present
- Access to all areas of the school made available to us
The following information is an overview of The Other Side Paranormal booking terms. Please read our full Terms & Conditions before booking an event.
No persons under the age 18 years of age are permitted to attend an event.
We follow a zero tolerance policy for alcohol and drugs. If any guests appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs or is suspected of bringing either alcohol or drugs to the event they will be asked to leave immediately and no refund will be given.
There are strict laws about smoking indoors and we do not permit anyone to smoke or bring any naked flames to any of our events, this includes candles and matches.
The Other Side Paranormal Group must make all guests aware that they attend any of our events at the their own risk and can accept no liability for any accident, injury or incident to any guest however this may be caused.
The Other Side Paranormal Group will not be held liable for any damage or any loss of property or personal equipment with on the journey to the event, during the event and on the journey back home following the event.
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The Other Side Paranormal Group accept no responsibility for whatever may occur as a result of any paranormal activity. It also accepts no responsibility if minimal or no activity is experienced during an event.
Please note that any events that state they have a meal/supper or sleepover these are additional extras and will have a small fee to add this option, this is to keep our prices of the events low and to accommodate people who may not want to sleepover or have a meal. If you would like more information please contact us.
Due to certain restrictions at some of our locations heavily pregnant women are not permitted at our events.
Guests With Disabilities
Some of our locations are not suitable for guests with disabilities. The team at The Other Side Paranormal Group value all of our clients and we aim to provide as many of our events as fully accessible as possible, however unfortunately due to the layout, age or condition of some of the buildings we use at our events this is not always possible and we have to ensure everyone’s safety at all times.
Acceptance Of These Terms
The terms and conditions set out above are non negotiable and your booking of any of our events demonstrates your acceptance of these by you and all of the guests in your party. These conditions and any contract in which they are incorporated shall be subject to English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
Please read our full Terms & Conditions before booking an event.