Thursday, 2 April 2015


April 2nd 2015

The West Mids Ghost Club is rather excited to announce the recent release of an exciting, little booklet written by Fran Norton and Marie Williams, concerning a matter very close to our heart:  'The Mystery Of Madam Pigott', concerning the family history of one of Shropshires most infamous ghosts!!

Authors, Fran Norton and Marie Williams tell us:  "Well, we've always been intrigued by the Madam Pigott ghost story and, upon carrying out some research for the 'Chetwynd Medieval Fair' one year, we basically realised how little people actually knew about a prominent family who had lived at Chetwynd for almost 500 years.....  

As anyone who has ever undertaken any historical research would appreciate, it takes time to thread your way through reams of old documents and books, etc, to discover anything of real importance or interest...... like discovering that the date of Diana Pigott's death in the records was incorrect, as her hand written will was actually dated a month after her demise!! 

Over the years, there have been many reports of Madam Pigotts ghostly appearances.... and our idea was to endeavour to extract 'fact' from 'fiction' and try to possibly discover the identity of our unearthly visitor...!?"

The booklet is on sale at £4.50 and a percentage of the monies concerned will be donated to the 'Chetwynd Restoration Fund'.  Places that currently stock the publication (local to the Newport area) are: 'The Swan' at Forton, 'The Lion' at Edgmond and also the Edgmond Village Shop.  Copies can also be obtained via email - fvnorton2@gmail.com - but please be sure to add an extra £1.00 for postage and packing......

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