#EpicFortDay: A Day Exploring Forts.

If you’re one of my twitter followers -and if you’re not, you can rectify that using the handy button to the side – you may have seen a few of my tweets about #EpicFortDay. Dear Reader(s) let me tell you, #EpicFortDay happened, and it was indeed, very Epic. So epic was this day that it…

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost…

The sun was slowly sinking below the horizon as I made my way towards one of the oldest and most haunted buildings in Brighton: Preston Manor, the Stanford stately pile since 1764 and with a history going back to before the Domesday Book. Sweat started to inch its way down my brow. It was getting…

Smallpox and the Supernatural: The Very Strange Case of Edward Jenner

Another Halloween Special: This Adventure takes us out of the safe comfortable environs to which I have grown accustomed, to a place far, far away into deepest Berkeley, in Gloucester, where there lurks a ghost in the attic… Before we get to the juicy โ€“ if transparent โ€“ details, let us fill in the background…

Halloween Special 2: The Curse of the Mummies

The early 1930s, London was gripped in the linen-wrapped thrall of a veritable mummy-mania. Rumours of mummy curses were rife and many of them, unsurprisingly, circling around British Museum. These things happen when you display lots of dead bodies. I wouldnโ€™t be so keen on tourists and school-groups gawping at my corpse. There are two…