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Walking Backwards for Christmas: Bethany and The Hollow Tree

Bethany

Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall. Chapter 5, Part 7: Solihull,  Christmas Eve Day 1960 : Bethany and The Hollow Tree [note: Just to remind everyone where we were three weeks ago, Reggie and Stan followed Bethany’s ghost past the Ravenshaw Ford bridge, along the River Blythe, when they become enveloped […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: Serenading the Ghost

Walking backwards for Christmas

Walking Backwards for Christmas : A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall. Chapter 5, Part 6: Solihull,  Christmas Eve Day 1960 : Serenading the Ghost The wind suddenly picked up, making a noise vaguely like the eerie “angelic” chorus in the middle of The Goon Show song “I’m Walking Backwards for Christmas” that we’d sung during […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: Bethany Appears

Bethany

Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall. Chapter 5, Part 5: Solihull,  Christmas Eve Day 1960 : Bethany Appears   [the featured picture is of the bridge over Ravenshaw Ford] Bolting into the woods over mud and extremely slippery grasses in dress oxfords wasn’t only risky but only marginally even manageable. We […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: On the Trail of the Ghost

Ghost

Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall. Chapter 5, Part 4: Solihull,  Christmas Eve Day 1960 : On the Trail of the Ghost [the featured picture is of St. Aphege’s church, Solihull, where Bethany was flogged before being drowned, and in whose churchyard Gramfer is buried] Now it was my turn to […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: As at Ravenshaw Ford

Ravenshaw Ford

Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall, Chapter 1, Solihull,  August 1960,  “As at Ravenshaw Ford” [Note: The featured picture is a picture of Reg/Reggie’s maternal grandfather, aka “Gramfer,” aka “Fen,” as he appeared in the penultimate version of the cover. With tears in our eyes, we decided he was cluttering the […]

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