Thursday, 3 November 2016

Thursday November 3rd 2016

Yesterday, a 'talk' on the ghostlore of the Black Country was held at Willenhall Library (West Midlands), hosted by our old friend, Ian Bott.....  Ian is a well-known historian and author and is a regular on the regions 'talk circuit', having a considerable repertoire of historical lectures to draw upon.  Some of the talks he has given in more recent times also include 'Graveyards Of The Black Country', 'Black Country Murders', 'Our Lost Halls' and - since the release of his book on the subject - 'The Great Black Country Zeppelin Outrage' of 1916..... 

As always with Ians talks, the afternoon was a resounding success....  However, it was noted - by the W.M.G.C. member who attended the event - that Ian openly complained about a photograph of him that had been used on the advertising literature for the meeting.  This had to be deemed a little ironic, under the circumstances, as the image used was the intellectual property of the West Midlands Ghost Club and had first been used on this very blog some while ago.....!?!  It seems that the image must be the 'go to... and steal' photograph for anyone wishing to obtain a reasonable, ONLINE mug-shot of Ian for publicity purposes!!  Laugh!!      

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