Andrew ‘Spooky’ Perrins is a Black Country poet, artist and local historian.
The author of Ghosts and the Folklore around Barr Beacon has long had a fascination with interpreting the history, folklore and landscape of the Black Country in poetry and art – and with matters paranormal!
Andrew was our Poet in Residence at The Bloxidge Tallygraph, and he has kindly agreed to continue to put his talents to the test here at The Bloxwich Telegraph, so watch this space for his poetry and pictures, old and new, on Bloxwich and Black Country matters, whether they be traditional, topical, fun – or spooky!
First up on the menu is his new work, a Bloxwich Telegraph Halloween exclusive, based on a factual incident – ‘The Witch of Bloxwich’!
This paranormal poem is inspired by a news item which appeared in the Walsall Observer of 21st July 1869, with the headline ‘Witchcraft’.
You will find this strange tale appended to the poem’s own page, for your edification. Make of it what you will…