Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Penny Legg and the Romsey Plaza Theatre Tipping Table!

Well, what a night! If you are interested in the paranormal and want to have a safe encounter with things that go bump in the night, then you would do well to sign up for one of Haunted Southampton's paranormal investigations.

I joined several other enthusiasts at the company's examination of the Plaza Theatre, Romsey, and was completely amazed at the results. Cameras were set up all over the theatre and mediums walked the many corridors and penetrated the rooms before the main group arrived. They picked up several presences in the building.

I was able to take this video footage of ghostly table tipping - let me know what you think:

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Penny Legg goes ghost hunting

Tonight is going to be something special.  I have been invited to be a guest of Haunted Southampton, the paranormal investigation group, as they investigate the Romsey Theatre.  I will be talking to the theatre management and to the investigators in an effort to understand just what is involved in ghost hunting.  I will be writing about the experience later and using my better understanding in my book, Haunted Southampton which is due out in February 2011.  I have been told to bring a torch and to leave any glittery jewellery behind.  I am busy charging cameras and clearing my dictaphone.  I will let you know more when I come back tomorrow morning!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Folklore of Hampshire by Penny Legg

Exciting times have arrived in the Legg household!  The page proofs of my book, Folklore of Hampshire are on their way for my attention and, yesterday, I had a long chat with the sales rep from The History Press, Ian Pierson.  He has spoken to several potential outlets for the book and two branches of Waterstone's are interested in my coming along for a book signing event in the summer.  This is nice to know and I am looking forward to working with these bookshops in the very near future.  I have been so busy working on other books that Folklore of Hampshire has been demoted to the back of my mind recently. It is now back in the forefront and I am looking forward to holding the finished version in my hand soon.  Folklore of Hampshire is due out in July.

Eling Tide Mill on Suite 101

I have just published another article on Suite 101.  This one is about Eling Tide Mill, which I find fascinating and have written about several times, including for my book, Folklore of Hampshire.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Penny Legg and Suite 101

Several colleagues have advocated my writing for Suite 101 and so I have taken the plunge.  I applied last week, was accepted as a contributing writer and have now posted my first article.  I found it quite a painless experience.  Now I just need to get a few people to read it!  So, if you fancy learning a little about a great Caribbean museum, please feel free to visit my piece on the Heritage Collection Museum in Anguilla.  Let me know what you think of it.  I will be posting further articles shortly, so bookmark my page!