Spooky sign language tour a sell-out!

The ghoulish goings-on of the medieval market town of Shrewsbury were opened up to a deaf audience this month.

Deaf people from Shropshire snapped up the maximum 20 tickets available for a special Saturday evening ghost tour of the town’s history-laden nooks and crannies.

The tour guide’s spooky tales were made accessible to the deaf participants by a British sign language interpreter provided by Shropshire Council.

“Everyone enjoyed the tour big time and found it fascinating learning all the stories,” said Joanne Rose, outreach worker at the deafness charity Signal, which facilitated the event.

“The tour guide did brilliantly, considering we were the first deaf group with an interpreter. The interpreter did very well too, with the obstacle of limited light in certain areas, but some of us had a torch to shine on the interpreter!” Joanne added.

The participants enjoyed the eerie entertainment so much that they hope to repeat the experience next year.

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