Great page added earlier called “History” by Jemma Williams.
Tasked to find some history of the Westgate Pavilion and associate it with the Mad House Scare Maze we are building Jemma has done an amazing job by creating a back story that is truly believable and fits in with the location, building and vision of the Mad House scare maze. – (this is all made up! shhhh!!!)
Incase you haven’t read it yet here it is, well worth reading before or even after you have your tickets for this years event.
Built in 1903 this building was once just a coastal bandstand, until the 1st of August 1914, after the outbreak of World War 1 when it was converted into sleeping quarters for use by the Royal Navy.
Soon after it was used as a hospital and morgue for the dead and dying. In 1925, it was “refurbished” and reopened as St Mildrith’s Waterfront Institution, commonly known as “The Mad House”, where since then it has stood as an unregulated prison/hospital for convicted criminals allowing mad doctors to do experimental operations on them.
Secretly funded by the British Government doctors have carried out painful experimental surgeries on the patients admitted here with often very bloody results. One experiment involved inserting balloons into the lungs or removing the ribs to allow the lungs to expand – as a treatment for respiratory restrictions. Other experiments carried out here include the amputation of limbs and sewing them back on in places they do not belong often leaving the patient to suffer a long and painful death, caused by infection or blood loss. Once pronounced dead the prisoners would come back to life a few days later.
As many as 64,000 people have been admitted to the prison/hospital over the years and many suicide attempts have been made with one known successful attempt by an employee who hung himself in the laundry room after being viciously attacked by patients whilst walking through the Zombie walkthrough. His apparition has been seen hanging in the exact spot his last breath was taken.
Those who die and have died here at the Mad House will be moved through the morgue and out of the hospital through a body chute that leads out of the back of the building, where the bodies are cremated and their ashes tossed into the sea.
Don’t forget its all made up but will scare the pants off you if you dare! Will you survive?
Will you survive a visit to The Mad House, get your tickets here and find out.