I am told that a pamphlet has, at some point in the past been published about Fred Handford’s disappearance … More The Local History Society Reveals An Interesting Fact
4 February 2010
My good friend, Dr Erica Smith, a psychologist, says two very important things to me when I speak to her about Janet’s missing five days – or fugue state.
She says that no-one buries good things that have happened in their lives, only bad things – although these things can be brought back to the surface again with good psychological therapy, possibly including hypnosis. … More Janet And I Meet For The First Time
I make a list of possible interviewees, it includes Fred Handford’s daughter, Katrina and the Derbyshire Police … More My Research Begins
28 January 2010 (cont) I carry on reading Janet’s manuscript, fascinated by the world she describes in the 1960s in the Peak District of Derbyshire, but feels, to me, like a generation earlier. In 1963, when Janet is 13 years old, she goes looking for grazing for her pony, Lucky, and Fred Handford at … More Janet Meets Fred Handford For The First Time
28 January 2010 Just days after my phone conversation with Janet the 70,000 word manuscript arrives, typed neatly on yellow paper. I read it one sitting. It starts with a bang. There’s a vivid description of an horrific nightmare that’s incredibly intense and literally leaves me reeling then, second paragraph, Janet starts her story again … More Janet’s Original Manuscript Arrives