Get spooky at Halloween Historical Tour

St Bartholomew's Church and Cemetery was established in 1841. .JPG

History buffs and paranormal enthusiasts alike are invited to get a spooky thrill at the historic St Bartholomew’s Church and Cemetery for the 2019 Halloween Historical Tour.

The night tour, to be held at the church in Prospect, will be the last one for the year.

Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM said, “St Bartholomew’s Church and Cemetery dates back to 1841 and contains the graves of many early settlers including explorer William Lawson.

“People have flocked from across Sydney and beyond to visit the historic site and have claimed to have been unable to move when they have approached one of the troublesome ghost’s tombstones.”

St Bartholomew’s Church tours are run by a dedicated team of volunteers with the support of Blacktown City Council.

Local historian Hazel Magann has been a tour guide at St Bartholomew’s for over 25 years.

According to Ms Magann, an apparition appeared on the M4 side of the cemetery. “Every so often he comes out and you can feel he’s around because a cold feeling goes through the group,” she said.

Hazel along with other tour guides will be recounting stories about the lives of people buried at the graveyard.

Tour participants are encouraged to dress up for the occasion. There will be prizes for the best dressed female and male.

Date: 26 October 2019

Time: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Cost: $40pp including food and beverages

Location: St Bartholomew’s Church, Ponds Rd, Prospect 2148

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