Leopard Inn Burlsem Stoke-On-Trent - 1st December 2007

INTRODUCTION - This was once known as The Savoy of the midlands. It is over 300 years old. The building started life about 1640 when some cottages were knocked together. Helen Wedgewood took the building over in 1740. She turned it into a hotel and public house. The pub was bought in 1872 by James Norris when the building was in decline. He renovated the building and an extension was added in the early `1900’s. Another 57 bedrooms were added, so that made 102 rooms over 6 floors.
This ex Grand Hotel now has derelict rooms, 58 bedrooms have just been reopened after being sealed up between 1931 and the 1950’s.
\tunnels have been found in the cellar.


Leigh is said to walk the cellars. She was the local witch.


Mary, an owner from the mid 1800’s

A mudered woman who had her throat cut by the tall gentleman.
A sinister tall man with a goatie beard

Drunken, ugly old woman in the cellars.

A man named James walkes the building
Children in the cellar.
Poltergeist activity e..g. Bricks and glasses thrown at customers.
Physical attack e.g. People have been held by their throats against walls.



We all met up in the function room and we had a walk around the building. We returned to the room and split into three groups.



Gill and Ray’s group went first into the cellar. We started asking out. A group of 5 including Ray use glass divernation.  Nothing at first but then a couple of people started to feel hot. The glass went to the medium with us and would not go to anyone else. The EMF Reader was indicating high readings but we were near wires and lights, the EMF did seem to react to questions.


We started to get personnel readings for a member of our group.

Leopard orb


We asked if a gentleman was with us because a couple in the group said a man was watching us and he was standing in a small room next to us. The glass did move in this direction. Gill went and sat in there whilst watching the rest of the group.


As the group carried on the the glass, Gill’s recorder picked up on what seemed to be a girl’s voice. It said "I have done nothing"


Our group went to the first floor.

We were asking out but got nothing.

A couple of orbs were caught on photo’s.

Upper floor orb


We went to the top floor.

Again orbs were caught on
photo’s but nothing else.

Gill had a stone thrown at her
in one off the rooms.

orbs upper floor
and Finish.

We went back to the function room for a debrief but we were told a member of the Derby team had just had his leg kicked upstairs.

CONCLUSION: - What a fantastsic building and with so much history. Paranormal, yes Gill and Ray do think there is something there. This is well worth a second visit.