Magician & Storyteller

9fd5520f85d49c6b4e167e39f1783a9f Welcome to the blog zone of Nick Brunger, Magician & Storyteller; proprietor of The Spooky Magic Company and award-winning guide of The Creepy Carmarthen Tour; not to mention performer of Strange Tales from the Darker Side and teller of Ghost Stories, appearing somewhere spooky near you.

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Whoops – Too Many Wynne’s In The Welsh Wireless World . . .

Radio set

. . . and I am so embarrassed!  I thought I had been emailing Wynne Evans at BBC Radio Wales to fix an interview only to discover there was no studio booking when I got to the BBC studios in Carmarthen.  Weirdly, I had mixed up Wynne Evans with Wyn Thomas at Radio Tircoed, a Swansea-based community station who was expecting to do a telephone interview with me.  Thanks to the BBC staff who were so patient in helping sort out my self-created mess and for lending me  a quiet corner so I could be interviewed by the non-BBC broadcaster.  In my defence we had heard heard that Wynne was interested in an interview too!

 

 

On BBC Radio Wales Today

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Looking forward to being a guest on Wynne Evans show on BBC Radio Wales today talking about the new Creepy Carmarthen book.  I’m scheduled to be on just after the five o’clock news – peak “drive time” listening for those trapped in their cars during the evening commute home.  If you are outside the area you can, of course, catch me live-or-later on the BBC iPlayer.

Weird & Wonderful History in Llandeilo

Llandeilo in the sunshine

We enjoyed a terrific start to the Llandeilo Literary Festival weekend today with the town bathed in sunshine (and more than a little busier than this photo shows).  Many thanks to the forty seven people – and one dog – who turned out for the Weird and Wonderful History Tour.  It was great to be joined by such an enthusiastic group of walkers – quite a few of whom picked up copies of the Creepy Carmarthen book at the end of the tour.  Back again tomorrow when i will be on stewarding duties upstairs in the Angel.

And here’s the video . . .

With key in cells copyright CJ

Watch Wales Onlines brilliant video to illustrate their article on Carmarthen’s links with the Jack the Ripper legend.  It is one of the stories told in the new Creepy Carmarthen book.  Filming was done around the castle and in Castle House, the former Victorian police station.  You can watch the video (and doubtless an advert or two) by following this link:

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/jack-rippers-final-victim-prostitute-14564862

Jack-The-Ripper

Another terrific write-up on the Creepy Carmarthen book published in today’s Carmarthen Journal.  Ian Lewis has done a great job of retelling the story of Mary Jane Kelly, Jack The Ripper’s last known victim, who is believed to have lived in our town during the early years of her life.  It is a tale told in the final chapter of the book and focusses on information about her early life told to some of those who knew her well and recounted to journalists in London after her murder.