Hidden Wirral Myths and Legends Presents....Bidston Ghosts, Myths and Legends Tour
Join us on our Bidston Historic Myths and Legends Tour and relive the tales of our very own Bidston Ghost Tales, Hidden Tunnels and Myths & Legends
Thursday 14th September 7pm till 8.30pm Tour
Tickets Cost £7.00 Per Person
Bidston Hill, one of the most mysterious supernatural landmarks in the country, rises to over 234 feet and has a long, dark reputation as being a meeting place for various covens and occultists. The area also has Sealed off Tunnels used furing World War 2, Legends of the Witches and Links to Pirates & Smugglers. Join us on this Exclusive Historic Tour and Enjoy a Night reliving old Tales and More
Darker secrets lie underground, with Bidston Hill sitting on top of a number of tunnels used during WWII, now sealed for public safety. It is said the tunnels once connected the houses of witches, with the cellar of Bidston Hall acting as their meeting point. Local folklore states that a couple reportedly found 12 members of the coven hanging from branches within a clearing upon the hill after a young, local Christian man, Sam Holleron vowed to rid the area of witches.
As well as witchcraft, there has been a long history of Satanic worship taking place upon the Hill. Satanist and suspected murderer, Richard Tilly is reportedly buried close to the windmill and over the years there have been many tales of Tilly’s zombie-like ghost rising from the grave on clear, moonlit night, terrorising women who dare to cross the hill after dark. Sightings of a black dog have also been noted by groups who have dared antagonising the spirit of Tilly.
Also becoming a hotspot for UFO sightings, Bidston Hill plays host to a number of strange phenomenon which anyone can go and sample for themselves. A popular spot for ramblers in the daytime, Bidston Hill boasts absolutely beautiful views but possesses a sinister past.
On this Tour You will Hear of:
Bidston Myths & Legends
The Stanley Family
Tjhe Shakespeare Connection
The Bidston Witches
The Bidston Werewolf
The Last Pub in Bidston
Simon Coft the Dodgy Landlord
Pirates & Smugglers
The Legends of Bidston Hall
Richard Tilly the Evil Satanist
The Angry Miller
The Victorian Observer
St Oswalds Church
The Norse Mythology Carvings
And Much Much More
Why is Bidston Hill Such a mysterious place, would you go up there after dark?
There are lots of legends about Bidston Hill. There's the ghost of the Victorian boy who is seen on the hill quite often and has been captured on film. There's the apparition of The Angry Miller, who walked out of the wrong door of the mill in a fit of temper and had his head sliced off by one of the blades.
Richard Tilly, a Satanist and lecherous murderer, is said to be buried close to the windmill and legend has it that his ghastly-looking zombie-like form has been seen to slowly emerge from its grave on some moonlit nights. Even in death, the lustful Tilly has allegedly attacked young ladies who have been foolish enough to cross the hill after dark.
Bidston Village has also played a host of gruesome murders, most notably that of the Williams family which was declared one of the worst murders of the 19th century. Five members of the Williams family, mother Emily Williams and her four children, were discovered buried within the cellar of a building situated near Bidston Hall. When investigating the grisly discovery, police quickly turned their suspicions onto the missing father who had seemingly survived the ordeal. Digging further it became clear that the estranged man had lived under a number of different alias’ in his lifetime and was suspected of killing his previous wife, Marie. At the time journalists had compared Mr Williams to Jack the Ripper, some were convinced he was infact the notorious serial killer.
Capacity: 15 people per tour.
Tour Duration: approx 1 1/2 — 2 Hours
Suitable for Children? — Yes (Over 11's Only)
Please bring good walking boots and a torch.
Unfortunately This Event is not Wheelchair Friendly
Security & Staff: Robert Henderson & Chris Slattery
The meeting point is situated
Outside St Oswald's Church Gates
Bidston Village Rd, Bidston,
Tickets can be purchased by using your Credit/Debit card or by Paypal.
Please Arrive 15 Minutes before the start Time as we will be leaving on the time stated
Some Futher Information on the Myths, Legends and Witches:
Local legend says a werewolf prowls the hill. Born the son of Bidston Hill’s first Miller and his lover, a local married woman, when the inevitable occurred, she remained at the Hill, hiding her pregnancy as best as she could. A healthy boy was born but unfortunately, his mother passed away, leaving her grieving lover with their child. As time went on, the Miller grew further away from the child who then began to survive off the surrounding land, supposedly becoming ‘animalistic’. Over the years there have many attempts to eradicate Bidston of its werewolf yet, it remains with its blood-curdling howl still being heard today.
The area has long been linked to witchcraft, and ancient rock carvings on the site show a man being sacrificed.
A coven of Witches meets every Witches' sabbat up on Bidston hill. Nobody knows what they do up there, but there are rumours. Locals swear they hear laughter, and mingled with the laughter, screams. The Witches always meet in the same clearing, and it's said that if you step foot in the Witches' clearing without permission, you'll die within a month.
A local lad, Sam Holleron, grew tired of all the rumours — he, being an upstanding Christian, wanted to get rid of the Witches once and for all. It angered him that they should mock God right on his doorstep, befouling the very air of the woodland with their evil practices. So, one night when the moon is full and the coven are sure to have gathered to worship, he rounds up a group of like-minded men and heads up the hill to give the Witches what they deserve.
The next day, a local couple were walking in the woods near the Witches' clearing. Suddenly their dog started barking viciously. Startled, they walked over to the clearing, treading carefully as they knew the local legends. There, in the branches, were all 12 members of the Witches Coven (they say the Devil is the 13th member of every coven) hanged in the branches.
It's a strange thing, but though they never found the culprits, that month saw a mysterious spate of deaths among young men in the area. Young Johnny Walker was the first to go, a tragic accident, and him so young too. Then there was Freddie Jackson, who died in a house fire. Finally, Sam Holleron caught a strange illness that no doctor could diagnose, and wasted away before his lovely fiancee's very eyes. He was dead by the time the full moon next lit the night sky over Bidston. They say his last words were «We should never have stepped foot in that place...»
So We dare you to Join us for a night of Ghosts, Myths and Legends on Bidston Hill