Janet leaves the one place she loved with all her heart without a backward glance … More Janet Leaves Ball Beard Farm For Ever But Questions Remain
Janet prepares to ‘go back’ 34 years, to tell me exactly what happened at Ball Beard Farm in March 1976 … More EMDR Has Brought Us Both This Far
I call Fred Handford’s sister. Even though Mags is 93 years old she is alert and pin-sharp. She is also bitter and very suspicious. … More Fred Handford’s 93-Year-Old Sister Remembers The Night He Disappeared As If It Was Yesterday
I need to know more about Fred Handford and who he really was – before I can make any guesses as to why he disappeared. … More Who Was Fred Handford? And Why Did He Disappear?
I find out who wrote the libellous pamphlet with talk of ‘wills and inheritance’ even though I haven’t yet tracked down a copy. … More An Unreliable Witness?
I am told that the pamphlet is ‘libellous’ and was written just a few years ago. … More Rumours Gather Pace
I start my research with a visit to Janet’s local library and find the original newspaper report from March 1976 … More Looking For Newspaper Reports
Janet lost five days of her life and when she ‘woke up’ Fred Handford had disappeared. … More What Happened During Those Missing Five Days?
30 January 2010 I’ve just finished reading Janet’s life story. I call her and launch straight in with talk of Fred’s disappearance. This is the part of the story I am particularly interested in. Yes, I realise the funny stories of farming life are great, but I think the glaring gaps: the lost five days … More Did He Commit Suicide?