So here we are again and the year is going so fast; what a 2018 it has been for us so far and we are only 6 weeks in!
Firstly January what a busy month; it saw us continue 2 of our confidential investigations both equally interesting and we are now reviewing and collating all our findings to report back. Thankfully we have a good team of experienced investigators as both were on one occasion at the same time, so one team headed West the other East.
Having years of experience, coupled with Ghostology and ASSAP the team really are outstanding and evolving and growing constantly and handled this well.
At the end of January, we held our Annual General Meeting at the mysterious Insole Court and what a building it is. Insole Court is based in Llandaff built in 1856, by James Harvey Insole, who were mine owners, coal shippers, dock and railway men. The families’ fortune dwindled in the early 1900s and the gardens were sold off for housing and the house bought for an orbital road, which is now Western Avenue. After the house fell into disrepair a group was formed and after nearly 20 years the building was transferred as a community asset transfer to the group; who have worked painstakingly to restore the Court. If you haven’t been it really is worth popping along to see the work that has been carried out; the house isn’t fully restored as they have years ahead of them.
During our AGM, our Chair Sarah spoke passionately about 2017 and her continued desire and plans for Cymru Paranormal. The members present all equally passionate about this small unknown group, who seems to be going from strength to strength. Without everyone’s input and commitment we wouldn’t be the success we are now and we all look forward to the year ahead of us.
Joining us at our AGM was journalist and renowned author Mark Rees, author of ‘GhostsOfWales’ Mark delighted the members with a talk on Victorian Ghost Hunting; and gave real accounts of ghost hunting and hunters in the Victorian era; what is so nice to hear is that the same ethos applies today; be ethical, question and be honest.
During the AGM we were also treated to a fine delicacy of special Cymru Paranormal Cup Cakes, made by our ever talented Chair (we have to say that) they really were as delicious as they looked (honest)
It was pleasing to hear positive reports from our Treasurer Audrey and Secretary Leanne; and wonderful to hear from our many members; after the formalities were out of the way; we relaxed in the main house and in true ‘Ghost Hunter’ style headed for the tea rooms.
If you would like more information on Insole Court please follow this link to their website Insole Courtand Mark Rees Ghosts of Wales
Watch this space for more news shortly from the Team that is Cymru Paranormal Investigations and Research.