Andrew 'Spooky' Perrins and friend at work...

Spooky Perrins returns – to haunt the Telegraph!

Andrew 'Spooky' Perrins and friend at work...
Andrew 'Spooky' Perrins and friend at work...

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 in 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 out for his poetry and pictures, and other writings old and new, on Bloxwich and Black Country matters, whether they be traditional, topical, fun – or spooky!

We’ve given Andrew his own page and sub-menu which you’ll find under Features via our top menu.

First up is his brand new work, a Bloxwich Telegraph Halloween Exclusive, based on a factual incident, and entitled The Witch of Bloxwich!

This paranormal poem is inspired by a weird and spooky news item which appeared in the Walsall Observer of 21st July 1869, under the headline ‘Witchcraft’. You will find this strange little report appended at the foot of the poem’s own page, for your edification. Make of it what you will…