ALTON Towers Resort will be offering half price entry to guests called Molly or Lee as part of their Staffordshire Day celebrations later this month.

On Saturday April 27 and Sunday April 28 the theme park will honour the discount to anyone who arrives at admissions with valid ID proving that they share a name with Molly Leigh, the infamous ‘witch’ of Burslem, Staffordshire, who stars in the new Alton Towers Dungeon.

This year, Staffordshire Day, coordinated by Destination Staffordshire, has the theme ‘Made in Staffordshire’ and will celebrate the county’s brewing and ceramic heritage, as well as food and drink, music, and people made here.

To mark the occasion Alton Towers Resort has chosen to honour Molly Leigh, a local legend whose story is embedded within the region, renowned for being shunned by the local villagers and accused of cursing the community.

After her death locals said they were being haunted and terrorised by her restless ghost.

The Pastor Spencer then had her body exhumed and had her pet Raven thrown inside the coffin, which was then re-buried in the opposite direction.

Over 300 years later her ghostly tale lives on and has been brought to life in the new Alton Towers Dungeon, a live actor led experience taking guests on a hilariously hideous journey through Staffordshire’s darkest history.

Throughout the weekend the theme park will also be surprising guests with a range of freebies as random acts of kindness, including free ice-cream, doughnuts and fastracks.

It mirrors the lesser known and unlikely end to Molly’s story as she left all her fortune to benefit the local church and the very community that ostracised her.

How do I get half-price tickets?

To claim half-price entrance to the theme park on Saturday April 27 and Sunday April 28, guests must bring along photo ID, with their full name, to the Ticket Sales and Collection point and quote ‘Molly Leigh’.

The team will accept the following spellings: Molea, Moleah, Molee, Molei, Moleigh, Moley, Moli, Molie, Mollea, Molleah, Mollee, Mollei, Molleigh, Molley, Molli, Mollie or Lee, Leigh, Lea, Leah, Lei, Ley.

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