I was very pleased to find out that my home town’s newspaper, The Hartlepool Mail, had a feature on me this week. The main focus is A Case Of Noir, of course, but there was also some stuff about my family etc.
Thanks to journalist Tracy Walker for the article and to my brother Brian for the scan.
Hartlepool Headland is haunted. Everyone knows that. My brother Brian even discussed the matter on television after experiencing a haunting in…a pub. Ahem.
The pub in question is The Cosmopolitan Hotel and it is now part of a Ghost Tour.
The tour’s official website talks about the tunnel beneath the pub:
‘The Tunnel area has now been blocked off with a door as staff are too terrified to venture near it. Its got a wicked reputation since activity started back in the 70’s, at least this is on the record. All starting after alterations and the cellars were renovated. Worked stopped and its half finished as workmen refused to carry on near the tunnels.’
Scary? It was for my brother whose boss spotted the TV interview and wondered what he was doing in the pub in the afternoon instead of working!