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Gloucester Prison to become ghostly tourist hotspot?

By The Citizen  |  Posted: February 02, 2013

Paranormal:  Ghost hunter  Lyn Cinderey.

Paranormal: Ghost hunter Lyn Cinderey.

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COULD the historic Gloucester Prison be transformed into a top city tourist attraction?

That's what Gloucester's ghost lady Lyn Cinderey would like to see with tours of the old prison and night stays.

Last month, the Ministry of Justice said the 222-year-old prison will close by the end of March because it's too expensive to run.

Now a suggestion has been pushed forward that would see tourists walking through the cells in their droves.

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Lyn said: "We do need another tourist attraction in Gloucester and the prison would be perfect.

"It would bring visitors in to Gloucester not only in the day time but the night time too, helping with the night time economy that really does need a boost.

"If the prison was made into a tourist attraction and museum for people to look around in the day, and hear the history of the prison, think of the revenue this would bring in."

The city's first lady of the paranormal is also offering her services.

"We could also do a spooky stay overnight and paranormal event where I am certain people will pay to stay the night in a cell," she added.

"People love to stay in haunted buildings and the prison would be perfect.

"I am sure this would work."

Liz Barnwell, destination marketing manager at Marketing Gloucester, believes the suggestion could be viable. She said: "It is quite important to turn it into something, and people should definitely start thinking about it.

"There are limitations as parts of the building are listed.

"However, the more attractions we have in the city the better really. It's all about getting people to come to the city.

"I do feel, however, that Gloucester is lacking a four star hotel in the city centre."

Scott Winnard, of Bruton Knowles estate agents, who marketed a smaller prison of the same era in Northleach, said: "Following the continued success of the regeneration of Gloucester, this could be the lost piece of the jigsaw Gloucester needs."

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  • dodoleduck  |  February 04 2013, 2:40AM

    if someone is in jail in Gloucester is it permitted to say "you are in the can u so and so? or will c*a*n*u*s*o be censored?

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  • honslknjklyt  |  February 03 2013, 3:32PM

    It is strongly implied Ghost Lady by the other comments such as "she does a lot for charity", "passionate about the area", a plug for your book etc that you do what you do for charity and not profit. That is the impression that some people have, thank you for setting that straight.

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  • tishwash  |  February 03 2013, 3:28PM

    ""Liz Barnwell, destination marketing manager at Marketing Gloucester dropped a hint of the ACTUAL plan though when she said that she still thinks Gloucester needs a four star hotel in the city center. So there you have it, in the same way the Council lied to everyone about Javelin Park and the Incinerator, until they couldn't lie any more.. It looks like the decision has been made. ANOTHER white elephant."" ...... no the decision clearly hasn't been made or lies yet? It's one person expressing her views and you misinterpreting them!

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  • GHOSTLADY001  |  February 03 2013, 2:21PM

    by JudasSunday, February 03 2013, 12:00PM "Is/was Gloucester prison originally viewed as haunted or is this just free marketing on TiG?" It Is Viewed as Haunted by Prison Staff And Prisoners.

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  • GHOSTLADY001  |  February 03 2013, 2:19PM

    by lordigagaSunday, February 03 2013, 9:03AM "GHOSTLADY001 this is your real name?" Lol Of Course not. This is The Name People Gave Me. My Real Name is Lyn Cinderey.

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  • GHOSTLADY001  |  February 03 2013, 2:17PM

    by honslknjklytSunday, February 03 2013, 2:35AM "You would post your real name, it is your business the same as any other would, I didn't realise you did it for free or gave all the money to charity, your website doesn't say! Ghost Walk Ticket Prices (As of January 2011) Adults: £6.00 Senior Citizens: £5.00 Children: £4.00 Where did I say I did it for free or Gave ALL of it to Charity ?????? Thanks for the Ad Thou.,

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  • Judas  |  February 03 2013, 12:00PM

    Is/was Gloucester prison originally viewed as haunted or is this just free marketing on TiG?

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  • lordigaga  |  February 03 2013, 9:03AM

    GHOSTLADY001 this is your real name?

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  • honslknjklyt  |  February 03 2013, 2:35AM

    You would post your real name, it is your business the same as any other would, I didn't realise you did it for free or gave all the money to charity, your website doesn't say! Ghost Walk Ticket Prices (As of January 2011) Adults: £6.00 Senior Citizens: £5.00 Children: £4.00 --------------------------------------------------

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  • GHOSTLADY001  |  February 02 2013, 8:09PM

    by honslknjklytSaturday, February 02 2013, 1:48PM "I hope this woman pays for all this advertising she keeps getting on here that is covered as news!" Is It My Fault what gets printed and what dosen't ? Is It My Fault I get Asked For My Opinion ? You Just Gave Your Opinion did you pay for it to be published ? What's Your Problem ? Jealous are we ? Why Not Post Your REAL NAME. Like I Do. I Have nothing against you thou. lol

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