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Spirit Of The Greenwood by Barbara Green


Robin Hoods Grave --a modern mystery!  Even more terrifying than the Blair Witch Project and a thousand times more intriguing than any Brother Caedfel mystery, SECRETS OF THE GRAVE and it's sequel SPIRIT OF THE GREENWOOD reveal, for the first time, the true story of the life and death of Robin Hood. Enter the dark, mysterious woods of Kirklees in West Yorkshire, and visit, with writer historian Barbara Green, the forest of Barnsdale where Robin roamed and the ruined priory gatehouse of Kirklees Nunnery where he was treacherously slain by the hand of an evil nun. Written testimonies from those who have experienced the ghostly presence of Robin and his comrades, whose spirits haunt this ancient forest, form the basis of both books, while the life of Robin, as told in SPIRIT OF THE GREENWOOD, accords fully with the Lytell Geste,(Robin's first biography) printed in the fifteenth century. This, one might think, could be the basis for a best selling book, but such seems to not to be the case, for ,according to the "experts" the public do not want to knw the truth and prefer to be fed the myth of Sherwood Forest and the dastardy deeds of the Sheriff of Nottingham, not to mention Richard the Lionheart, who does not even belong in the story at all!

The mystery of Robin's gruesome death at Kirklees, it would seem, is not the only inexplicable phenomenon surrounding the legend ! Why ARE people prevented from learning the true facts about the oulaw's life, due to the propogation of a fantasy by the media, and why is his famous grave at Kirklees, kept in a state of secrecy and neglect - and who is responsible for this bizarre situation? Dare you ask ? Dare you investigate and............. dare YOU print the truth ? Or is Robin Hood's legend to remain distorted out of all recognition, and the real man lost to future generations forever ?

"No one could see anything in the dense, suffocating blackness, but following Mark's directions we stumbled on forward through the barrier of writhing, intertwining bushes and trees; then suddenly, we found ourselves in a clearing, where, looming out of the gloom, rearing up before us in the light of our flickering torches, a massive,broken edifice was revealed . A huge ship of stone, wrecked in the everglades of Kirklees, listing crazily into the leaping shadows. We stood transfixed with fear and awe as we gazed upon the fallen pillars and twisted railings which were all that remained of Yorkshire's buried treasure -Robin Hood's Grave."

"My name is Ozymandias,king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck,boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away."
SHELLEY

Robin Hood's death is recorded in the ballad ROBIN HOOD, HIS DEATH AND BURIAL and briefly in the GESTE. According to the literature Robin is taken ill and decides to go to Kirklees Priory to be nursed by the prioress, who was "nye of his kin" and reputedly skilled in healing. On the way to the nunnery Robin is cursed by a witch - for reasons unknown, as the ballad is unfortunately incomplete. When Robin arrives at the nunnery, Little John, who has accompanied him, is sent away and the prioress proceeds to bleed Robin by opening a vein in his arm - standard medieval medicine, though unlikely to do anyone much good !

"Shee laid the blood irons to Robin Hood's vaine
Alacke the more pitye!
And perct the vaine, and let out the bloode,
That full red was to see. At first it bled,the thicke,thicke blood,
And afterwards the thinne,
And well then wist good Robin Hoode,
Treason there was within."
DEATH, V 16-17

2) According to the legend, Robin summons Little John with three blasts of his trusty hunting horn and the giant rushes to his comrade' s assistance, but alas,he is too late and Robin is already dying. With his last ounce of strength Robin fires his last arrow from the priory gatehouse window, requesting that where it falls he should be buried. Little John is beside himself with rage and grief and threatens to raze the nunnery and all its inhabitants to the ground.

"A boon,a boon," cried Little John,
"Master ,I beg of thee."
"What is that boon,"quoth Robin ,
"Little John,thou begs of me?"
"It is to burn fair Kirkley Hall,
"And all their nunnery."
"I ne'er hurt fair maid in all my life
"Nor at my end shall it be;
"But give me my bent bow in my hand,
"And my broad arrows I'll let flee.
"And where this arrow is taken up,
"There shall my grave digged be,
"Lay me a green sod under my head,
"And another at my feet.
"And lay my bent bow by my side
"Which was my music sweet,
"And make my grave of gravel and green,
"Which is most right and meet.
"Let me have length and breadth enough
"With a green sod under my head:
"That they may say when I am dead
"HERE LIES BOLD ROBIN HOOD."

The grave, six hundred yards from the gatehouse, was enclosed in iron railings in the nineteenth century. Today it is neglected and overgrown and little known to the general public. It bears the inscription:

Here underneath dis laitl stean
Laz robert earl of Huntintun
Ne'er arcir ver as hie sa geud
An pipl kauld im robin heud
Sick utlawz as his as iz men
Vil england nivr si agen
THE DEATH OF ROBIN HOOD
At first it bled the thicke thicke blood
And afterwards the thinne
And well then wist good Robin Hood
Treason there was within

3) The death of Robin Hood is a well known legend. He was treacherously bled to death by the wicked prioress of Kirklees nunnery, a small Cistercian house near Brighouse, West Yorkshire. The outlaw's gory and unheroic end is shrouded in mystery. Who was the evil nun and why did she commit so foul a murder? What was the role of Red Roger of Doncaster, who was present at the scene of crime? Was he a priest and also the prioress's lover? Who WAS the prioress? Was she Dame Elizabeth de Stainton, whose grave can still be seen at Kirklees, or was it Sister Mary Startin, who died of the Black Death in 1350?

All that is left of this medieval whodunit is a ruined grave, hidden in deep woodland, and the derelict priory gatehouse of Kirklees where Robin was so gruesomely done to death. Was the famous outlaw a vitim of thwarted passion,pagan sacrifice, bad nursing, accident, natural causes or - vampirism ? The entire area where this horrific drama took place is shrouded in ,according to one old book, " .....a mystery which local people only reluctantly tried to penetrate.The mystery was helped physically by the thick shroud of trees that surrounded the place and was sustained by local tales of prioresses and nuns and of the death of Robin Hood......."
THE HAUNTING OF ROBIN HOOD’S GRAVE

"Terribilis Est Locus Iste" Dreadful is this place - Abbe Berenger Sauniere, Renne-le-Chateau.

"The Armytage family lived over the brow of the hill on a splendid site once occupied by Cistercian nuns. It was called Kirklees. There was more than an insularity which set the mansion apart. There was a mystery about it which local people only reluctantly tried to penetrate. The mystery was helped physically by the thick shroud of trees that surrounded the place and was sustained by local tales of ghosts of prioresses and nuns and or the death of Robin Hood whose grave is so imperturbably marked as lying within Kirklees grounds in spite of any facts which might suggest to the contrary. " THE LAND OF LOST CONTENT.

This would appear to be the first reported mention of ghostly activity around Robin Hood's Grave, but considering the history of Robin's death - cursed by a witch on his way to the nunnery, murdered by an apostate nun and cast into an unhallowed grave - it is hardly surprising that the site is reputed to have unquiet spirits hovering around. An elderly lady, Mrs Edith Ellis, witnessed silver arrows in the sky above Kirklees when visiting her old aunt at Hartshead in the early years of the last century. She also reports hearing Robin calling for Marian.

Another sighting was made by a tenant farmer of Kirklees in 1926. "One day," he recalls, " I was sitting on the grave shooting rabbits. As I was about to shoot I felt a tap on my shoulder, and my shotgun went off accidentally, removing two of my front teeth on its recoil. There was nobody to be seen at the time. On another occasion I was on my way home from the Three Nuns. As I was walking through the woods something fell out of a tree and knocked me to the ground. When I got up I could see the old gatehouse. In the window I could clearly see a man with a bow. My family always said it was the drink, but it was Robin Hood's ghost."

In 1963 guitarist Roger Williams took an unofficial stroll up to Robin's grave with a friend. About twenty yards from the grave he saw a white robed woman who suddenly seemed to glide towards the two men. What made Roger's hair stand on end was how silently she moved over the twigs and bracken. At about five yards from Roger the woman stopped and stared at him with "dark,mad eyes." Then she moved away and vanished. It was 2.30 p.m. on a bright,sunny day. Roger Williams saw the same apparition again in 1972, in full daylight, and again she stopped a few yards from him and his companion. This time Roger remembered a few more details. The woman was wearing a long white dress with a square neck and long sleeves which accords with the habit of a Cistercian nun. Again she looked at him angrily before moving off, but the eerie sequel to this experience was that Roger's house then experienced a series of strange noises and bangings. After this, Roger swore that "wild horses would not drag me up there again."

Mark Gibbons, one of the founder members of Gravewatch, had a similar experience
in 1998. With other members of the group he had gone up to try and find Robin's grave one moonlit night, but they had got lost. Suddenly Mark saw a white figure pointing in a certain direction - which turned out to be where the grave was situated. Mark also experienced a sensation of great evil and hatred.

Shortly after this a reporter Judith Broadbent, from the Dewsbury Reporter, and a photographer colleague, Sue Ellis were allowed to visit the gravesite by the owner. While wandering around she heard heavy footsteps behind her and she was pulled to the ground by invisible forces. She shouted "get away" and her friend came rushing to help her. Her camera had jammed while trying to photograph the grave. A week later Sue was taken seriously ill and was paralysed f from the neck downwards for two weeks. The two reporters later wrote this article up for Yorkshire Life magazine, much of its content being taken from Yorkshire Robin Hood Society literature, including the next sighting, which appeared in THE UNEXPLAINED magazine in 1992, prior to the publication of their article.

This was when vampires entered the arena, introduced to the increasing enigmatic situation by a Bishop of the Holy Grail Church and patron of the Yorkshire Robin Hood Society. In 1992 the Bishop and two colleagues, attempted an exorcism at Kirklees. This had come about as a result of the Yorkshire Robin Hood Society asking for the site to be blessed by the local vicar. Unfortunately permission to perform such a ceremony had been unequivocally refused to both clergymen. The Bishop, however, was made of sterner stuff than the local pastor ! He was renowned for his involvement in the notorious Highgate Vampire affair in the nineteen seventies and it occurred to him that vampires might be behind the legend of Robin being bled to death and this needed urgent spiritual intervention - and he was the man for the job, with or without official sanction ! Suffice to say that on his clandestine visit to the grave the bishop came across the body of a blood drained goat, diabolical rune signs of the priory gatehouse, fingr width holes in the ground round the grave - suggesting vampiric activity - and was confronted by a darkly clad woman who turned into a hag with red staring eyes.

A further sighting by another nocturnal visitor proved a terrifying experience when she saw two figures hovering in the trees surrounding the grave, who she took to be the evil prioress and her paramour Red Roger of Doncaster. " I felt, and saw, what I can only describe streams of evil pouring out of the trees towards me" the witness stated. A lady from Nottingham, who visited the grave in the summer of 2000, experienced a psychic communication with Robin at the graveside, as did Robin Hood expert John de Locksley of the London Robin Hood Club, who also boldly battled through the giant ferns, murderous brambles and other lethal obstacles of the Kirklees rain forest to stand by his hero's grave one wild,wet October night the same year !

It is true that Robin's grave was excavated in an amateurish way by a Victorian Armytage (who was reputed to be in his cups at the time) and the ground beneath found to be undisturbed, but the many historical documents naming Kirklees as Robin's final resting place cannot be ignored. The fact is, his bones could lie anywhere on that hillside, while a gravestone resembling the original one drawn by Dr Johnstone, is to be found in nearby Hartshead churchyard - to where it may have been moved during the Civil War.

5) Many visitors to the grave have recorded their experiences for posterity, including the following quote from a Victorian tourist :
"I had the strangest emotions when I first stood over the grave of this old forest hero. I stood there and had no words, nor can I find any now to tell what my feelings were. Bravehearted Robin ! Thou hast found a fit resting place in this glorious park, among these solemn yews and silent trees ."A hundred years later it is a different story:
"There it was, looming out of the dark, a massive, broken edifice, a huge ship of stone, wrecked in the everglades of Kirklees. Fallen pillars and twisted railings were were all that remained on Yorkshire's buried treasure. We had found Robin Hood's Grave."
MARK GIBBONS, SECRETS OF THE GRAVE.

Maybe the last word should be with Victorian poet, George Searle Phillips, a friend of the Brontes, who visited the grave in 1848, and wrote an epic poem, a small section of which is printed below :

Tread lightly o'er the earth and speak no word
Till the Great Spirit doth unloose your tongues
For where those yew trees nod their funereal plumes
Upon the highest platform of the hill,
Lies gentle Robin Hood, his mighty heart
All muffled up in dust and his bright eyes
Quenched in eternal darkness. Never more
Shall the woods echo to his bugle horn,
Or his unerring arrow strike the deer
Swift flying, till it hits the bloody grass

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Thank you David

This is how the book starts--I was given the rest of the script to edit

THE HIGHGATE VAMPIRE AND ME

WRITTEN BY CATHERINE FEARNLEY

AN INTRIGUING ACCOUNT OF HOW AN

INNOCENT YOUNG WOMAN BECAME INVOLVED

WITH TWO WELL KNOWN VAMPIRE HUNTER

RIVALS FROM LONDON

I won't put any more on for fear of howls of "copyright theft". All I will say is that Catherine told me she sent it to Manchester for his approval--I strongly advised her not to do so as I knew exactly what he would say, despite it actually turning in his favour mid-point!!! Is he actually saying he never got the script? Mr Anonymous if you could reply yeh or nay--if so then eithr he or Catherine is telling fibs, I have no reason to make a story up, I dont care one way or the other.

The next thing I knew is that Catherine told me Manchester had "forbidden" her to publish--which I thought utterly weird to say the least---I told her to ignore him but into the bin went the book(though it was still on my computer!)

Then there was the brouhaha with the preist and at the same time my trying to sort family affairs out----well,you know the rest--its in your booky wooky, Pact with the Devil,

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'INNOCENT', Barbara??!!

Yes, so was Judas Iscariot!

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"More importantly, Barbara, people will have perhaps noticed that the 'anonymous' person talking ABOUT 'bishop' Manchester (he knows nothing about all this, etc, etc) has direct access to his private correspondence."

You openly admit on your own blog that spelling and grammar are not your strong point. Perhaps you should add to that list "reading" because this is what I posted on this thread yesterday:

"The Facebook PM exchange between you and Bishop Manchester has now been put in the public domain by the bishop, which is why I am able to reproduce it." (04/07/2010 - 11:50)

Barbara Green took the decision to immediately share Bishop Manchester's PRIVATE messages to her via Facebook with you. This resulted in them being instantly distorted, which is why he took the decision to put them in the public domain. Hence, anyone can read them if they can access the bishop's group discussion forum where they were uploaded.

"Is he actually saying he never got the script? Mr Anonymous if you could reply yeh or nay." - Barbara Green

"Luci" is anonymous, as are most people who post on internet forums; so why address me as "Anonymous"? Why not "Vampire Researcher" like others on this forum?

You appear to be suffereing from the same problem as your associate, ie you have difficulty reading things properly. Either that or you cannot absorb the meaning of what is written where it conflicts with your distorted preconception. This is what Bishop Manchester wrote to you on 27 June 2010 in a private message:

"Yesterday evening you repeated the absurd notion that this female sent me a manuscript of some sort and that I 'had a dickipoggy.' I must tell you that I received no such manuscript and would not want to receive anything concerning your friend in Muswell Hill."

It is quite clear that he did not receive the manuscript allegedly written by Farrant's ex-girlfriend Catherine Fearnley, and, more important, that he would not want to receive something of that sort. Then, a few days later, you are asking whether the bishop got the manuscript?!! Is it any wonder you get everything wrong when you can't even remember something you were told a week earlier?

The fact that you refuse to deal directly with Bishop Manchester unless it is to send him abuse, and only want to publish lies and innuendo about him behind his back, is obviously why he blocked you on Facebook soon after he sent his last private message to you.

You claim that you "deleted and banned" him. You were not an approved friend of his on Facebook so could not "delete" him. There is no banning procedure open to FB members, only blocking which is what Bishop Manchester has done to you.

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"The fact that you refuse to deal directly with Bishop Manchester unless it is to send him abuse, and only want to publish lies and innuendo about him behind his back, is obviously why he blocked you on Facebook soon after he sent his last private message to you."

You DID get the manuscript that was sent to you by the irrate female, 'anonymous', and you previously admitted this on 'The Cat's Miaow' which has been safely copied. At first you kept adamently denying this and that there had been 'absolutly' no contact between this person and the 'bishop', except when the person contacted him to 'apolise to him'. When I accused you of deliberately lying, under pressure, you admitted that a member of the 'vampire research society' had apparently received the manuscript but had not read it and, realising who it was about, had immediately 'thrown it in the bin'.

Liars need good memories, 'anonymous'. The irrate person told Barbara Green (who was helping her to edit this manuscript) both before, and after, she had sent this proposed book. This manuscript was all about myself (and yourself in fact!) and titled "The Hiighgate Vampire and me".

You personally emailed this person, 'anonymous' and 'strongly asvised her' not to attempt to publish it.

This manuscript was later sent to me in its entirity, and I have already published its introduction on another Forum to prove that it existed.

The person concerned was emailing a journalist at the time and telling this woman how she had been in direct contact with yourself and how you, ('anonymous')had advised her not to publish it. The journalist (called J) sent me all of these emails last year with permission to name her (the journalist) and to publish them.

I may well yet still do so when I release a second edition of my recent book "Pact with the Devil". The first one seems to have been very popular.

You are a liar, 'anonymous', and so is the 'Yorkshire lassie' who you were in contact with.

David Farrant, President, BPOS

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It is true that I do find Manchesters complicated goings on tiresome to follow or to even bother wasting much time ontrying to decyphering his latest nonsence .As for my typing, well sometimes I am in a hurry. Keep it simple. The simplest explanation is usually the true one.Not these convuluted confabulations of the bishop in which he is always the hero and everyone else the villan.
As for the workings of facebook and what not, its not something I do much of either. Arguing the toss with Mnachester is basically a lost cause--he would swear black was white and swear it to be the truth. I really dont care in the least about Catherine's book, as she wrote in while she was "in-between" vampire hunters it doesnt really have much to say, its all rather rambling to say the least and with a large chunk of Robin Hood thrown in, which is likely to baffle readers. However, what I say still is the case whether you liketh it or not, this is what she told me, that she had sent it to the bishop and "The Bishop says NO"-no no "--why she should require his permission to speak or print or even his approval was completely irrelevant I would have thought, but she went ahead. Why he didn't like it, or threw it into a bin unread---for which one of his assistants would have been heavily censured if they had taken it on theselves to do such a thing---again, it sounds a load of old hogwash.

Maybe she didn't send it--maybe she just told me she did and blamed the bishop, but why then hasnt she published it herself?

As usual the bishop has to make a great big to do about it and call everyone liars. Well why should I report such a thing--its nothing to me at all, it was just mentioned in passing, yet he has to go off on a dickipoggy and rant and rave at me and accuse me of stupid stuff once again. He did go onto my facebook univited to throw insults at me, for everyone to see, including David, so whats he making a fuss over that for? No wonder I deleted him and blocked him, I dont want his tea pot cosy on my site.

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"You DID get the manuscript that was sent to you by the irrate female, 'anonymous', and you previously admitted this on 'The Cat's Miaow' which has been safely copied."

Demonologist is no more Bishop Manchester than am I. Once again, you are lying. Provide a link to the page and identify the date and time of the post where Demonologist "admitted" that the bishop had received the manuscript from Catherine Fearnley.

Link for "The Cat's Miaow": http://baldrycat.blogspot.com

You will be unable to find any such "admission." It exists only in your confused and troubled brain. The fact is that Bishop Manchester was not sent the manuscript, did not receive the manuscript and has not read the manuscript.

"Liars need good memories."

Indeed, they do. How many times did you say you had witnessed the Highgate entity? One, two or three times?

http://highgatevampire.blogspot.com

"The irrate person told Barbara Green (who was helping her to edit this manuscript) both before, and after, she had sent this proposed book."

Evidence! Where is the evidence? Anyone can say anything. Especially when, like you, they are compulsive liars. This is what Andy Pryce said after meeting you:

“I have spent most of my life studying accounts of vampirism, and have indeed visited Highgate Cemetery on numerous occasions. How it has changed over the years! I am interested in research into any accounts of actual vampirism, from the writings of Dom Augustine Calmet through to modern day accounts. I have a copy of The Highgate Vampire [by Seán Manchester] which I found very interesting. I remember the events at the time they happened and the various newspaper reports. It was then that I first came across the name ‘David Farrant.’ I met him once in a pub near Highgate and found him to be a compulsive liar and there was something shifty about his mannerism. I have since warned many people to stay clear of him.” ~ Andy Pryce, Paranormal Researcher, Birmingham, United Kingdom

"You personally emailed this person, and 'strongly asvised her' not to attempt to publish it."

I take it you are talking about Bishop Manchester and not me? If that is the case, reproduce this non-existent email with html, headers and footers. Stop talking the talk and start walking the walk!

"You are a liar, and so is the 'Yorkshire lassie' who you were in contact with"

I take it you are still talking about Bishop Manchester and not me? The bishop has stated that, apart from her apologising for effectively doing your dirty work regarding your hate campaign against him, and a couple of Christian greetings, he had no further communication with this person.

"He did go onto my facebook univited to throw insults at me" - Barbara Green

What are you talking about? He did not go onto your Facebook. If he did everyone would be able to see his comments. All he did was send you a private message via Facebook to put the record straight regarding the manuscript he did not receive and one or two other things. This was a private communication which you chose to betray by sharing it with your "partner in crime" Farrant.

"The simplest explanation is usually the true one." - Barbara Green

Who exactly has been obsessing about these matters year in and year out? Who self-publishes pamphlets filled with hateful abuse and stolen photographs with libellous attributions? Who repeats over and over again fabricated nonsense, poisonous innuendo and obvious misconceptions?

The simplest explanation is that you and Farrant are birds of a feather who are twisted and delight in spreading malicious gossip because you have nothing better to do.

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Quote, unquote:

" Who exactly has been obsessing about these matters year in and year out? Who self-publishes pamphlets filled with hateful abuse and stolen photographs with libellous attributions? Who repeats over and over again fabricated nonsense, poisonous innuendo and obvious misconceptions?"

One person only,need I name names?

And you, writer of this trash on supposedly someone elses behalf and if so has nothing to do with the matter --yet another anoymous mouthpiece,need actually look no further than the mirror!

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Quote, unquote:

"Who exactly has been obsessing about these matters year in and year out? Who self-publishes pamphlets filled with hateful abuse and stolen photographs with libellous attributions? Who repeats over and over again fabricated nonsense, poisonous innuendo and obvious misconceptions?"

One person and one person only: David Farrant.

Examine Farrant's list of self-published tracts, pamphlets and booklets. Ninety-nine percent of them are devoted to attacking Bishop Manchester, his family, friends and colleagues. Look at Farrant's latest pamphlet. What is it about? Who is it attacking? Have the photographs of the bishop been infringed and used illegally? Of course they have!

To recap:

Thirteen or so years ago you became an associate and supporter of Farrant, a man imprisoned in the 1970s for desecration and vandalism at Highgate Cemetery, and this was the reason why Bishop Seán Manchester would have nothing more to do with you. The situation was compounded by production of your self-published Secrets of the Grave booklet where abusive material about the bishop appears. You published grotesque cartoons of Bishop Seán Manchester which you commissioned from Christine Demant. A privately taken photograph of Bishop Manchester in Highgate Cemetery was supplied by Robert Brautigam who, due to his Crowleyite leanings, was now colluding with Farrant. The caption beneath this picture was intended to give offence to the bishop.

Why would you include in your booklet a picture of Bishop Seán Manchester when you did not include pictures of people you considered far more important at that time? No pictures of John Pope de Locksley or Robert Brautigam are in evidence; nor their mutual friend Farrant who became the "patron" of your Yorkshire-based Robin Hood Society in February 2004. So why was Bishop Seán Manchester singled out as being more deserving of illustrative material?

You have met Bishop Seán Manchester only twice. These accidental meetings took place at the same charity venue in South Hertfordshire on each occasion where Bishop Manchester and his wife were invited guests. The first time you met the couple was in May 1987 and second and last time was in May 1988. Bishop Seán Manchester agreed to lend his name to charity raising ideas you put forward in connection with your Yorkshire Robin Hood Society. You used his name on your letter-headed notepaper to this end, but when it became apparent that no funds raised by you were being donated to any charitable institution, he started to distance himself from your "history society" whose membership dwindled and disappeared during the same period. None of your original members (who had all left by the time you had become a Quisling) ever returned.

The draft of your booklet Secrets of the Grave was produced in 1998, a copy of which you forwarded to Bishop Manchester in May of that year. Bishop Seán Manchester found himself ridiculed, misrepresented and parodied within its pages. Not surprisingly, he made his displeasure known to you. He also noticed that you included Farrant's name in the "acknowledgements" even though Farrant had contributed nothing to your booklet and was not even vaguely interested in YRHS activities beyond the fact that his archnemesis was somehow involved.

From that point Bishop Seán Manchester dissociated himself entirely from you and your activities. Your booklet, when it was finally printed, contained grotesque cartoons intended to give offence to the bishop, plus sarcastic remarks aimed at ridiculing him. This is how you rewarded someone whose only mistake was to try and lend help to a cause by allowing the use of his name.

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Robin Hoods Grave --a modern mystery! Even more terrifying than the Blair Witch Project and a thousand times more intriguing than any Brother Caedfel mystery, SECRETS OF THE GRAVE and it's sequel SPIRIT OF THE GREENWOOD reveal, for the first time, the true story of the life and death of Robin Hood. Enter the dark, mysterious woods of Kirklees in West Yorkshire, and visit, with writer historian Barbara Green, the forest of Barnsdale where Robin roamed and the ruined priory gatehouse of Kirklees Nunnery where he was treacherously slain by the hand of an evil nun. Written testimonies from those who have experienced the ghostly presence of Robin and his comrades, whose spirits haunt this ancient forest, form the basis of both books, while the life of Robin, as told in SPIRIT OF THE GREENWOOD, accords fully with the Lytell Geste,(Robin's first biography) printed in the fifteenth century. This, one might think, could be the basis for a best selling book, but such seems to not to be the case, for ,according to the "experts" the public do not want to knw the truth and prefer to be fed the myth of Sherwood Forest and the dastardy deeds of the Sheriff of Nottingham, not to mention Richard the Lionheart, who does not even belong in the story at all!

The mystery of Robin's gruesome death at Kirklees, it would seem, is not the only inexplicable phenomenon surrounding the legend ! Why ARE people prevented from learning the true facts about the oulaw's life, due to the propogation of a fantasy by the media, and why is his famous grave at Kirklees, kept in a state of secrecy and neglect - and who is responsible for this bizarre situation? Dare you ask ? Dare you investigate and............. dare YOU print the truth ? Or is Robin Hood's legend to remain distorted out of all recognition, and the real man lost to future generations forever ?

"No one could see anything in the dense, suffocating blackness, but following Mark's directions we stumbled on forward through the barrier of writhing, intertwining bushes and trees; then suddenly, we found ourselves in a clearing, where, looming out of the gloom, rearing up before us in the light of our flickering torches, a massive,broken edifice was revealed . A huge ship of stone, wrecked in the everglades of Kirklees, listing crazily into the leaping shadows. We stood transfixed with fear and awe as we gazed upon the fallen pillars and twisted railings which were all that remained of Yorkshire's buried treasure -Robin Hood's Grave."

"My name is Ozymandias,king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck,boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away."
SHELLEY

Robin Hood's death is recorded in the ballad ROBIN HOOD, HIS DEATH AND BURIAL and briefly in the GESTE. According to the literature Robin is taken ill and decides to go to Kirklees Priory to be nursed by the prioress, who was "nye of his kin" and reputedly skilled in healing. On the way to the nunnery Robin is cursed by a witch - for reasons unknown, as the ballad is unfortunately incomplete. When Robin arrives at the nunnery, Little John, who has accompanied him, is sent away and the prioress proceeds to bleed Robin by opening a vein in his arm - standard medieval medicine, though unlikely to do anyone much good !

"Shee laid the blood irons to Robin Hood's vaine
Alacke the more pitye!
And perct the vaine, and let out the bloode,
That full red was to see. At first it bled,the thicke,thicke blood,
And afterwards the thinne,
And well then wist good Robin Hoode,
Treason there was within."
DEATH, V 16-17

2) According to the legend, Robin summons Little John with three blasts of his trusty hunting horn and the giant rushes to his comrade' s assistance, but alas,he is too late and Robin is already dying. With his last ounce of strength Robin fires his last arrow from the priory gatehouse window, requesting that where it falls he should be buried. Little John is beside himself with rage and grief and threatens to raze the nunnery and all its inhabitants to the ground.

"A boon,a boon," cried Little John,
"Master ,I beg of thee."
"What is that boon,"quoth Robin ,
"Little John,thou begs of me?"
"It is to burn fair Kirkley Hall,
"And all their nunnery."
"I ne'er hurt fair maid in all my life
"Nor at my end shall it be;
"But give me my bent bow in my hand,
"And my broad arrows I'll let flee.
"And where this arrow is taken up,
"There shall my grave digged be,
"Lay me a green sod under my head,
"And another at my feet.
"And lay my bent bow by my side
"Which was my music sweet,
"And make my grave of gravel and green,
"Which is most right and meet.
"Let me have length and breadth enough
"With a green sod under my head:
"That they may say when I am dead
"HERE LIES BOLD ROBIN HOOD."

The grave, six hundred yards from the gatehouse, was enclosed in iron railings in the nineteenth century. Today it is neglected and overgrown and little known to the general public. It bears the inscription:

Here underneath dis laitl stean
Laz robert earl of Huntintun
Ne'er arcir ver as hie sa geud
An pipl kauld im robin heud
Sick utlawz as his as iz men
Vil england nivr si agen
THE DEATH OF ROBIN HOOD
At first it bled the thicke thicke blood
And afterwards the thinne
And well then wist good Robin Hood
Treason there was within

3) The death of Robin Hood is a well known legend. He was treacherously bled to death by the wicked prioress of Kirklees nunnery, a small Cistercian house near Brighouse, West Yorkshire. The outlaw's gory and unheroic end is shrouded in mystery. Who was the evil nun and why did she commit so foul a murder? What was the role of Red Roger of Doncaster, who was present at the scene of crime? Was he a priest and also the prioress's lover? Who WAS the prioress? Was she Dame Elizabeth de Stainton, whose grave can still be seen at Kirklees, or was it Sister Mary Startin, who died of the Black Death in 1350?

All that is left of this medieval whodunit is a ruined grave, hidden in deep woodland, and the derelict priory gatehouse of Kirklees where Robin was so gruesomely done to death. Was the famous outlaw a vitim of thwarted passion,pagan sacrifice, bad nursing, accident, natural causes or - vampirism ? The entire area where this horrific drama took place is shrouded in ,according to one old book, " .....a mystery which local people only reluctantly tried to penetrate.The mystery was helped physically by the thick shroud of trees that surrounded the place and was sustained by local tales of prioresses and nuns and of the death of Robin Hood......."
THE HAUNTING OF ROBIN HOOD’S GRAVE

"Terribilis Est Locus Iste" Dreadful is this place - Abbe Berenger Sauniere, Renne-le-Chateau.

"The Armytage family lived over the brow of the hill on a splendid site once occupied by Cistercian nuns. It was called Kirklees. There was more than an insularity which set the mansion apart. There was a mystery about it which local people only reluctantly tried to penetrate. The mystery was helped physically by the thick shroud of trees that surrounded the place and was sustained by local tales of ghosts of prioresses and nuns and or the death of Robin Hood whose grave is so imperturbably marked as lying within Kirklees grounds in spite of any facts which might suggest to the contrary. " THE LAND OF LOST CONTENT.

This would appear to be the first reported mention of ghostly activity around Robin Hood's Grave, but considering the history of Robin's death - cursed by a witch on his way to the nunnery, murdered by an apostate nun and cast into an unhallowed grave - it is hardly surprising that the site is reputed to have unquiet spirits hovering around. An elderly lady, Mrs Edith Ellis, witnessed silver arrows in the sky above Kirklees when visiting her old aunt at Hartshead in the early years of the last century. She also reports hearing Robin calling for Marian.

Another sighting was made by a tenant farmer of Kirklees in 1926. "One day," he recalls, " I was sitting on the grave shooting rabbits. As I was about to shoot I felt a tap on my shoulder, and my shotgun went off accidentally, removing two of my front teeth on its recoil. There was nobody to be seen at the time. On another occasion I was on my way home from the Three Nuns. As I was walking through the woods something fell out of a tree and knocked me to the ground. When I got up I could see the old gatehouse. In the window I could clearly see a man with a bow. My family always said it was the drink, but it was Robin Hood's ghost."

In 1963 guitarist Roger Williams took an unofficial stroll up to Robin's grave with a friend. About twenty yards from the grave he saw a white robed woman who suddenly seemed to glide towards the two men. What made Roger's hair stand on end was how silently she moved over the twigs and bracken. At about five yards from Roger the woman stopped and stared at him with "dark,mad eyes." Then she moved away and vanished. It was 2.30 p.m. on a bright,sunny day. Roger Williams saw the same apparition again in 1972, in full daylight, and again she stopped a few yards from him and his companion. This time Roger remembered a few more details. The woman was wearing a long white dress with a square neck and long sleeves which accords with the habit of a Cistercian nun. Again she looked at him angrily before moving off, but the eerie sequel to this experience was that Roger's house then experienced a series of strange noises and bangings. After this, Roger swore that "wild horses would not drag me up there again."

Mark Gibbons, one of the founder members of Gravewatch, had a similar experience
in 1998. With other members of the group he had gone up to try and find Robin's grave one moonlit night, but they had got lost. Suddenly Mark saw a white figure pointing in a certain direction - which turned out to be where the grave was situated. Mark also experienced a sensation of great evil and hatred.

Shortly after this a reporter Judith Broadbent, from the Dewsbury Reporter, and a photographer colleague, Sue Ellis were allowed to visit the gravesite by the owner. While wandering around she heard heavy footsteps behind her and she was pulled to the ground by invisible forces. She shouted "get away" and her friend came rushing to help her. Her camera had jammed while trying to photograph the grave. A week later Sue was taken seriously ill and was paralysed f from the neck downwards for two weeks. The two reporters later wrote this article up for Yorkshire Life magazine, much of its content being taken from Yorkshire Robin Hood Society literature, including the next sighting, which appeared in THE UNEXPLAINED magazine in 1992, prior to the publication of their article.

This was when vampires entered the arena, introduced to the increasing enigmatic situation by a Bishop of the Holy Grail Church and patron of the Yorkshire Robin Hood Society. In 1992 the Bishop and two colleagues, attempted an exorcism at Kirklees. This had come about as a result of the Yorkshire Robin Hood Society asking for the site to be blessed by the local vicar. Unfortunately permission to perform such a ceremony had been unequivocally refused to both clergymen. The Bishop, however, was made of sterner stuff than the local pastor ! He was renowned for his involvement in the notorious Highgate Vampire affair in the nineteen seventies and it occurred to him that vampires might be behind the legend of Robin being bled to death and this needed urgent spiritual intervention - and he was the man for the job, with or without official sanction ! Suffice to say that on his clandestine visit to the grave the bishop came across the body of a blood drained goat, diabolical rune signs of the priory gatehouse, fingr width holes in the ground round the grave - suggesting vampiric activity - and was confronted by a darkly clad woman who turned into a hag with red staring eyes.

A further sighting by another nocturnal visitor proved a terrifying experience when she saw two figures hovering in the trees surrounding the grave, who she took to be the evil prioress and her paramour Red Roger of Doncaster. " I felt, and saw, what I can only describe streams of evil pouring out of the trees towards me" the witness stated. A lady from Nottingham, who visited the grave in the summer of 2000, experienced a psychic communication with Robin at the graveside, as did Robin Hood expert John de Locksley of the London Robin Hood Club, who also boldly battled through the giant ferns, murderous brambles and other lethal obstacles of the Kirklees rain forest to stand by his hero's grave one wild,wet October night the same year !

It is true that Robin's grave was excavated in an amateurish way by a Victorian Armytage (who was reputed to be in his cups at the time) and the ground beneath found to be undisturbed, but the many historical documents naming Kirklees as Robin's final resting place cannot be ignored. The fact is, his bones could lie anywhere on that hillside, while a gravestone resembling the original one drawn by Dr Johnstone, is to be found in nearby Hartshead churchyard - to where it may have been moved during the Civil War.

5) Many visitors to the grave have recorded their experiences for posterity, including the following quote from a Victorian tourist :
"I had the strangest emotions when I first stood over the grave of this old forest hero. I stood there and had no words, nor can I find any now to tell what my feelings were. Bravehearted Robin ! Thou hast found a fit resting place in this glorious park, among these solemn yews and silent trees ."A hundred years later it is a different story:
"There it was, looming out of the dark, a massive, broken edifice, a huge ship of stone, wrecked in the everglades of Kirklees. Fallen pillars and twisted railings were were all that remained on Yorkshire's buried treasure. We had found Robin Hood's Grave."
MARK GIBBONS, SECRETS OF THE GRAVE.

Maybe the last word should be with Victorian poet, George Searle Phillips, a friend of the Brontes, who visited the grave in 1848, and wrote an epic poem, a small section of which is printed below :

Tread lightly o'er the earth and speak no word
Till the Great Spirit doth unloose your tongues
For where those yew trees nod their funereal plumes
Upon the highest platform of the hill,
Lies gentle Robin Hood, his mighty heart
All muffled up in dust and his bright eyes
Quenched in eternal darkness. Never more
Shall the woods echo to his bugle horn,
Or his unerring arrow strike the deer
Swift flying, till it hits the bloody grass

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Sun, 04/07/2010 - 18:58 #21 .greenwych
Online Joined: 5 Jul 2009 .Re: Spirit Of The Greenwood by Barbara Green
Thank you David

This is how the book starts--I was given the rest of the script to edit

THE HIGHGATE VAMPIRE AND ME

WRITTEN BY CATHERINE FEARNLEY

AN INTRIGUING ACCOUNT OF HOW AN

INNOCENT YOUNG WOMAN BECAME INVOLVED

WITH TWO WELL KNOWN VAMPIRE HUNTER

RIVALS FROM LONDON

I won't put any more on for fear of howls of "copyright theft". All I will say is that Catherine told me she sent it to Manchester for his approval--I strongly advised her not to do so as I knew exactly what he would say, despite it actually turning in his favour mid-point!!! Is he actually saying he never got the script? Mr Anonymous if you could reply yeh or nay--if so then eithr he or Catherine is telling fibs, I have no reason to make a story up, I dont care one way or the other.

The next thing I knew is that Catherine told me Manchester had "forbidden" her to publish--which I thought utterly weird to say the least---I told her to ignore him but into the bin went the book(though it was still on my computer!)

Then there was the brouhaha with the preist and at the same time my trying to sort family affairs out----well,you know the rest--its in your booky wooky, Pact with the Devil,

tata greenwych
.Top ..Sun, 04/07/2010 - 20:06 #22 .DavidFarrant
Offline Joined: 6 Mar 2010 .Re: Spirit Of The Greenwood by Barbara Green
'INNOCENT', Barbara??!!

Yes, so was Judas Iscariot!

David
.Top ..Mon, 05/07/2010 - 09:33 #23 .Vampire Researc...
Offline Joined: 8 Jun 2010 .Re: Spirit Of The Greenwood by Barbara Green
"More importantly, Barbara, people will have perhaps noticed that the 'anonymous' person talking ABOUT 'bishop' Manchester (he knows nothing about all this, etc, etc) has direct access to his private correspondence."

You openly admit on your own blog that spelling and grammar are not your strong point. Perhaps you should add to that list "reading" because this is what I posted on this thread yesterday:

"The Facebook PM exchange between you and Bishop Manchester has now been put in the public domain by the bishop, which is why I am able to reproduce it." (04/07/2010 - 11:50)

Barbara Green took the decision to immediately share Bishop Manchester's PRIVATE messages to her via Facebook with you. This resulted in them being instantly distorted, which is why he took the decision to put them in the public domain. Hence, anyone can read them if they can access the bishop's group discussion forum where they were uploaded.

"Is he actually saying he never got the script? Mr Anonymous if you could reply yeh or nay." - Barbara Green

"Luci" is anonymous, as are most people who post on internet forums; so why address me as "Anonymous"? Why not "Vampire Researcher" like others on this forum?

You appear to be suffereing from the same problem as your associate, ie you have difficulty reading things properly. Either that or you cannot absorb the meaning of what is written where it conflicts with your distorted preconception. This is what Bishop Manchester wrote to you on 27 June 2010 in a private message:

"Yesterday evening you repeated the absurd notion that this female sent me a manuscript of some sort and that I 'had a dickipoggy.' I must tell you that I received no such manuscript and would not want to receive anything concerning your friend in Muswell Hill."

It is quite clear that he did not receive the manuscript allegedly written by Farrant's ex-girlfriend Catherine Fearnley, and, more important, that he would not want to receive something of that sort. Then, a few days later, you are asking whether the bishop got the manuscript?!! Is it any wonder you get everything wrong when you can't even remember something you were told a week earlier?

The fact that you refuse to deal directly with Bishop Manchester unless it is to send him abuse, and only want to publish lies and innuendo about him behind his back, is obviously why he blocked you on Facebook soon after he sent his last private message to you.

You claim that you "deleted and banned" him. You were not an approved friend of his on Facebook so could not "delete" him. There is no banning procedure open to FB members, only blocking which is what Bishop Manchester has done to you.
.Top ..Mon, 05/07/2010 - 13:41 #24 .DavidFarrant
Offline Joined: 6 Mar 2010 .Re: Spirit Of The Greenwood by Barbara Green
"The fact that you refuse to deal directly with Bishop Manchester unless it is to send him abuse, and only want to publish lies and innuendo about him behind his back, is obviously why he blocked you on Facebook soon after he sent his last private message to you."

You DID get the manuscript that was sent to you by the irrate female, 'anonymous', and you previously admitted this on 'The Cat's Miaow' which has been safely copied. At first you kept adamently denying this and that there had been 'absolutly' no contact between this person and the 'bishop', except when the person contacted him to 'apolise to him'. When I accused you of deliberately lying, under pressure, you admitted that a member of the 'vampire research society' had apparently received the manuscript but had not read it and, realising who it was about, had immediately 'thrown it in the bin'.

Liars need good memories, 'anonymous'. The irrate person told Barbara Green (who was helping her to edit this manuscript) both before, and after, she had sent this proposed book. This manuscript was all about myself (and yourself in fact!) and titled "The Hiighgate Vampire and me".

You personally emailed this person, 'anonymous' and 'strongly asvised her' not to attempt to publish it.

This manuscript was later sent to me in its entirity, and I have already published its introduction on another Forum to prove that it existed.

The person concerned was emailing a journalist at the time and telling this woman how she had been in direct contact with yourself and how you, ('anonymous')had advised her not to publish it. The journalist (called J) sent me all of these emails last year with permission to name her (the journalist) and to publish them.

I may well yet still do so when I release a second edition of my recent book "Pact with the Devil". The first one seems to have been very popular.

You are a liar, 'anonymous', and so is the 'Yorkshire lassie' who you were in contact with.

David Farrant, President, BPOS
.Top ..Mon, 05/07/2010 - 14:04 #25 .greenwych
Online Joined: 5 Jul 2009 .Re: Spirit Of The Greenwood by Barbara Green
It is true that I do find Manchesters complicated goings on tiresome to follow or to even bother wasting much time ontrying to decyphering his latest nonsence .As for my typing, well sometimes I am in a hurry. Keep it simple. The simplest explanation is usually the true one.Not these convuluted confabulations of the bishop in which he is always the hero and everyone else the villan.
As for the workings of facebook and what not, its not something I do much of either. Arguing the toss with Mnachester is basically a lost cause--he would swear black was white and swear it to be the truth. I really dont care in the least about Catherine's book, as she wrote in while she was "in-between" vampire hunters it doesnt really have much to say, its all rather rambling to say the least and with a large chunk of Robin Hood thrown in, which is likely to baffle readers. However, what I say still is the case whether you liketh it or not, this is what she told me, that she had sent it to the bishop and "The Bishop says NO"-no no "--why she should require his permission to speak or print or even his approval was completely irrelevant I would have thought, but she went ahead. Why he didn't like it, or threw it into a bin unread---for which one of his assistants would have been heavily censured if they had taken it on theselves to do such a thing---again, it sounds a load of old hogwash.

Maybe she didn't send it--maybe she just told me she did and blamed the bishop, but why then hasnt she published it herself?

As usual the bishop has to make a great big to do about it and call everyone liars. Well why should I report such a thing--its nothing to me at all, it was just mentioned in passing, yet he has to go off on a dickipoggy and rant and rave at me and accuse me of stupid stuff once again. He did go onto my facebook univited to throw insults at me, for everyone to see, including David, so whats he making a fuss over that for? No wonder I deleted him and blocked him, I dont want his tea pot cosy on my site.

greenwych
.Top ..Mon, 05/07/2010 - 15:50 #26 .Vampire Researc...
Offline Joined: 8 Jun 2010 .Re: Spirit Of The Greenwood by Barbara Green
"You DID get the manuscript that was sent to you by the irrate female, 'anonymous', and you previously admitted this on 'The Cat's Miaow' which has been safely copied."

Demonologist is no more Bishop Manchester than am I. Once again, you are lying. Provide a link to the page and identify the date and time of the post where Demonologist "admitted" that the bishop had received the manuscript from Catherine Fearnley.

Link for "The Cat's Miaow": http://baldrycat.blogspot.com

You will be unable to find any such "admission." It exists only in your confused and troubled brain. The fact is that Bishop Manchester was not sent the manuscript, did not receive the manuscript and has not read the manuscript.

"Liars need good memories."

Indeed, they do. How many times did you say you had witnessed the Highgate entity? One, two or three times?

http://highgatevampire.blogspot.com

"The irrate person told Barbara Green (who was helping her to edit this manuscript) both before, and after, she had sent this proposed book."

Evidence! Where is the evidence? Anyone can say anything. Especially when, like you, they are compulsive liars. This is what Andy Pryce said after meeting you:

“I have spent most of my life studying accounts of vampirism, and have indeed visited Highgate Cemetery on numerous occasions. How it has changed over the years! I am interested in research into any accounts of actual vampirism, from the writings of Dom Augustine Calmet through to modern day accounts. I have a copy of The Highgate Vampire [by Seán Manchester] which I found very interesting. I remember the events at the time they happened and the various newspaper reports. It was then that I first came across the name ‘David Farrant.’ I met him once in a pub near Highgate and found him to be a compulsive liar and there was something shifty about his mannerism. I have since warned many people to stay clear of him.” ~ Andy Pryce, Paranormal Researcher, Birmingham, United Kingdom

"You personally emailed this person, and 'strongly asvised her' not to attempt to publish it."

I take it you are talking about Bishop Manchester and not me? If that is the case, reproduce this non-existent email with html, headers and footers. Stop talking the talk and start walking the walk!

"You are a liar, and so is the 'Yorkshire lassie' who you were in contact with"

I take it you are still talking about Bishop Manchester and not me? The bishop has stated that, apart from her apologising for effectively doing your dirty work regarding your hate campaign against him, and a couple of Christian greetings, he had no further communication with this person.

"He did go onto my facebook univited to throw insults at me" - Barbara Green

What are you talking about? He did not go onto your Facebook. If he did everyone would be able to see his comments. All he did was send you a private message via Facebook to put the record straight regarding the manuscript he did not receive and one or two other things. This was a private communication which you chose to betray by sharing it with your "partner in crime" Farrant.

"The simplest explanation is usually the true one." - Barbara Green

Who exactly has been obsessing about these matters year in and year out? Who self-publishes pamphlets filled with hateful abuse and stolen photographs with libellous attributions? Who repeats over and over again fabricated nonsense, poisonous innuendo and obvious misconceptions?

The simplest explanation is that you and Farrant are birds of a feather who are twisted and delight in spreading malicious gossip because you have nothing better to do.
.Top ..Mon, 05/07/2010 - 16:48 #27 .greenwych
Online Joined: 5 Jul 2009 .Re: Spirit Of The Greenwood by Barbara Green
Quote, unquote:

" Who exactly has been obsessing about these matters year in and year out? Who self-publishes pamphlets filled with hateful abuse and stolen photographs with libellous attributions? Who repeats over and over again fabricated nonsense, poisonous innuendo and obvious misconceptions?"

One person only,need I name names?

And you, writer of this trash on supposedly someone elses behalf and if so has nothing to do with the matter --yet another anoymous mouthpiece,need actually look no further than the mirror!

greenwych
.Top ..Tue, 06/07/2010 - 10:22 #28 .Vampire Researc...
Offline Joined: 8 Jun 2010 .Re: Spirit Of The Greenwood by Barbara Green
Quote, unquote:

"Who exactly has been obsessing about these matters year in and year out? Who self-publishes pamphlets filled with hateful abuse and stolen photographs with libellous attributions? Who repeats over and over again fabricated nonsense, poisonous innuendo and obvious misconceptions?"

One person and one person only: David Farrant.

Examine Farrant's list of self-published tracts, pamphlets and booklets. Ninety-nine percent of them are devoted to attacking Bishop Manchester, his family, friends and colleagues. Look at Farrant's latest pamphlet. What is it about? Who is it attacking? Have the photographs of the bishop been infringed and used illegally? Of course they have!

To recap:

Thirteen or so years ago you became an associate and supporter of Farrant, a man imprisoned in the 1970s for desecration and vandalism at Highgate Cemetery, and this was the reason why Bishop Seán Manchester would have nothing more to do with you. The situation was compounded by production of your self-published Secrets of the Grave booklet where abusive material about the bishop appears. You published grotesque cartoons of Bishop Seán Manchester which you commissioned from Christine Demant. A privately taken photograph of Bishop Manchester in Highgate Cemetery was supplied by Robert Brautigam who, due to his Crowleyite leanings, was now colluding with Farrant. The caption beneath this picture was intended to give offence to the bishop.

Why would you include in your booklet a picture of Bishop Seán Manchester when you did not include pictures of people you considered far more important at that time? No pictures of John Pope de Locksley or Robert Brautigam are in evidence; nor their mutual friend Farrant who became the "patron" of your Yorkshire-based Robin Hood Society in February 2004. So why was Bishop Seán Manchester singled out as being more deserving of illustrative material?

You have met Bishop Seán Manchester only twice. These accidental meetings took place at the same charity venue in South Hertfordshire on each occasion where Bishop Manchester and his wife were invited guests. The first time you met the couple was in May 1987 and second and last time was in May 1988. Bishop Seán Manchester agreed to lend his name to charity raising ideas you put forward in connection with your Yorkshire Robin Hood Society. You used his name on your letter-headed notepaper to this end, but when it became apparent that no funds raised by you were being donated to any charitable institution, he started to distance himself from your "history society" whose membership dwindled and disappeared during the same period. None of your original members (who had all left by the time you had become a Quisling) ever returned.

The draft of your booklet Secrets of the Grave was produced in 1998, a copy of which you forwarded to Bishop Manchester in May of that year. Bishop Seán Manchester found himself ridiculed, misrepresented and parodied within its pages. Not surprisingly, he made his displeasure known to you. He also noticed that you included Farrant's name in the "acknowledgements" even though Farrant had contributed nothing to your booklet and was not even vaguely interested in YRHS activities beyond the fact that his archnemesis was somehow involved.

From that point Bishop Seán Manchester dissociated himself entirely from you and your activities. Your booklet, when it was finally printed, contained grotesque cartoons intended to give offence to the bishop, plus sarcastic remarks aimed at ridiculing him. This is how you rewarded someone whose only mistake was to try and lend help to a cause by allowing the use of his name.

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Robin Hoods Grave --a modern mystery! Even more terrifying than the Blair Witch Project and a thousand times more intriguing than any Brother Caedfel mystery, SECRETS OF THE GRAVE and it's sequel SPIRIT OF THE GREENWOOD reveal, for the first time, the true story of the life and death of Robin Hood. Enter the dark, mysterious woods of Kirklees in West Yorkshire, and visit, with writer historian Barbara Green, the forest of Barnsdale where Robin roamed and the ruined priory gatehouse of Kirklees Nunnery where he was treacherously slain by the hand of an evil nun. Written testimonies from those who have experienced the ghostly presence of Robin and his comrades, whose spirits haunt this ancient forest, form the basis of both books, while the life of Robin, as told in SPIRIT OF THE GREENWOOD, accords fully with the Lytell Geste,(Robin's first biography) printed in the fifteenth century. This, one might think, could be the basis for a best selling book, but such seems to not to be the case, for ,according to the "experts" the public do not want to knw the truth and prefer to be fed the myth of Sherwood Forest and the dastardy deeds of the Sheriff of Nottingham, not to mention Richard the Lionheart, who does not even belong in the story at all!

The mystery of Robin's gruesome death at Kirklees, it would seem, is not the only inexplicable phenomenon surrounding the legend ! Why ARE people prevented from learning the true facts about the oulaw's life, due to the propogation of a fantasy by the media, and why is his famous grave at Kirklees, kept in a state of secrecy and neglect - and who is responsible for this bizarre situation? Dare you ask ? Dare you investigate and............. dare YOU print the truth ? Or is Robin Hood's legend to remain distorted out of all recognition, and the real man lost to future generations forever ?

"No one could see anything in the dense, suffocating blackness, but following Mark's directions we stumbled on forward through the barrier of writhing, intertwining bushes and trees; then suddenly, we found ourselves in a clearing, where, looming out of the gloom, rearing up before us in the light of our flickering torches, a massive,broken edifice was revealed . A huge ship of stone, wrecked in the everglades of Kirklees, listing crazily into the leaping shadows. We stood transfixed with fear and awe as we gazed upon the fallen pillars and twisted railings which were all that remained of Yorkshire's buried treasure -Robin Hood's Grave."

"My name is Ozymandias,king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck,boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away."
SHELLEY

Robin Hood's death is recorded in the ballad ROBIN HOOD, HIS DEATH AND BURIAL and briefly in the GESTE. According to the literature Robin is taken ill and decides to go to Kirklees Priory to be nursed by the prioress, who was "nye of his kin" and reputedly skilled in healing. On the way to the nunnery Robin is cursed by a witch - for reasons unknown, as the ballad is unfortunately incomplete. When Robin arrives at the nunnery, Little John, who has accompanied him, is sent away and the prioress proceeds to bleed Robin by opening a vein in his arm - standard medieval medicine, though unlikely to do anyone much good !

"Shee laid the blood irons to Robin Hood's vaine
Alacke the more pitye!
And perct the vaine, and let out the bloode,
That full red was to see. At first it bled,the thicke,thicke blood,
And afterwards the thinne,
And well then wist good Robin Hoode,
Treason there was within."
DEATH, V 16-17

2) According to the legend, Robin summons Little John with three blasts of his trusty hunting horn and the giant rushes to his comrade' s assistance, but alas,he is too late and Robin is already dying. With his last ounce of strength Robin fires his last arrow from the priory gatehouse window, requesting that where it falls he should be buried. Little John is beside himself with rage and grief and threatens to raze the nunnery and all its inhabitants to the ground.

"A boon,a boon," cried Little John,
"Master ,I beg of thee."
"What is that boon,"quoth Robin ,
"Little John,thou begs of me?"
"It is to burn fair Kirkley Hall,
"And all their nunnery."
"I ne'er hurt fair maid in all my life
"Nor at my end shall it be;
"But give me my bent bow in my hand,
"And my broad arrows I'll let flee.
"And where this arrow is taken up,
"There shall my grave digged be,
"Lay me a green sod under my head,
"And another at my feet.
"And lay my bent bow by my side
"Which was my music sweet,
"And make my grave of gravel and green,
"Which is most right and meet.
"Let me have length and breadth enough
"With a green sod under my head:
"That they may say when I am dead
"HERE LIES BOLD ROBIN HOOD."

The grave, six hundred yards from the gatehouse, was enclosed in iron railings in the nineteenth century. Today it is neglected and overgrown and little known to the general public. It bears the inscription:

Here underneath dis laitl stean
Laz robert earl of Huntintun
Ne'er arcir ver as hie sa geud
An pipl kauld im robin heud
Sick utlawz as his as iz men
Vil england nivr si agen
THE DEATH OF ROBIN HOOD
At first it bled the thicke thicke blood
And afterwards the thinne
And well then wist good Robin Hood
Treason there was within

3) The death of Robin Hood is a well known legend. He was treacherously bled to death by the wicked prioress of Kirklees nunnery, a small Cistercian house near Brighouse, West Yorkshire. The outlaw's gory and unheroic end is shrouded in mystery. Who was the evil nun and why did she commit so foul a murder? What was the role of Red Roger of Doncaster, who was present at the scene of crime? Was he a priest and also the prioress's lover? Who WAS the prioress? Was she Dame Elizabeth de Stainton, whose grave can still be seen at Kirklees, or was it Sister Mary Startin, who died of the Black Death in 1350?

All that is left of this medieval whodunit is a ruined grave, hidden in deep woodland, and the derelict priory gatehouse of Kirklees where Robin was so gruesomely done to death. Was the famous outlaw a vitim of thwarted passion,pagan sacrifice, bad nursing, accident, natural causes or - vampirism ? The entire area where this horrific drama took place is shrouded in ,according to one old book, " .....a mystery which local people only reluctantly tried to penetrate.The mystery was helped physically by the thick shroud of trees that surrounded the place and was sustained by local tales of prioresses and nuns and of the death of Robin Hood......."
THE HAUNTING OF ROBIN HOOD’S GRAVE

"Terribilis Est Locus Iste" Dreadful is this place - Abbe Berenger Sauniere, Renne-le-Chateau.

"The Armytage family lived over the brow of the hill on a splendid site once occupied by Cistercian nuns. It was called Kirklees. There was more than an insularity which set the mansion apart. There was a mystery about it which local people only reluctantly tried to penetrate. The mystery was helped physically by the thick shroud of trees that surrounded the place and was sustained by local tales of ghosts of prioresses and nuns and or the death of Robin Hood whose grave is so imperturbably marked as lying within Kirklees grounds in spite of any facts which might suggest to the contrary. " THE LAND OF LOST CONTENT.

This would appear to be the first reported mention of ghostly activity around Robin Hood's Grave, but considering the history of Robin's death - cursed by a witch on his way to the nunnery, murdered by an apostate nun and cast into an unhallowed grave - it is hardly surprising that the site is reputed to have unquiet spirits hovering around. An elderly lady, Mrs Edith Ellis, witnessed silver arrows in the sky above Kirklees when visiting her old aunt at Hartshead in the early years of the last century. She also reports hearing Robin calling for Marian.

Another sighting was made by a tenant farmer of Kirklees in 1926. "One day," he recalls, " I was sitting on the grave shooting rabbits. As I was about to shoot I felt a tap on my shoulder, and my shotgun went off accidentally, removing two of my front teeth on its recoil. There was nobody to be seen at the time. On another occasion I was on my way home from the Three Nuns. As I was walking through the woods something fell out of a tree and knocked me to the ground. When I got up I could see the old gatehouse. In the window I could clearly see a man with a bow. My family always said it was the drink, but it was Robin Hood's ghost."

In 1963 guitarist Roger Williams took an unofficial stroll up to Robin's grave with a friend. About twenty yards from the grave he saw a white robed woman who suddenly seemed to glide towards the two men. What made Roger's hair stand on end was how silently she moved over the twigs and bracken. At about five yards from Roger the woman stopped and stared at him with "dark,mad eyes." Then she moved away and vanished. It was 2.30 p.m. on a bright,sunny day. Roger Williams saw the same apparition again in 1972, in full daylight, and again she stopped a few yards from him and his companion. This time Roger remembered a few more details. The woman was wearing a long white dress with a square neck and long sleeves which accords with the habit of a Cistercian nun. Again she looked at him angrily before moving off, but the eerie sequel to this experience was that Roger's house then experienced a series of strange noises and bangings. After this, Roger swore that "wild horses would not drag me up there again."

Mark Gibbons, one of the founder members of Gravewatch, had a similar experience
in 1998. With other members of the group he had gone up to try and find Robin's grave one moonlit night, but they had got lost. Suddenly Mark saw a white figure pointing in a certain direction - which turned out to be where the grave was situated. Mark also experienced a sensation of great evil and hatred.

Shortly after this a reporter Judith Broadbent, from the Dewsbury Reporter, and a photographer colleague, Sue Ellis were allowed to visit the gravesite by the owner. While wandering around she heard heavy footsteps behind her and she was pulled to the ground by invisible forces. She shouted "get away" and her friend came rushing to help her. Her camera had jammed while trying to photograph the grave. A week later Sue was taken seriously ill and was paralysed f from the neck downwards for two weeks. The two reporters later wrote this article up for Yorkshire Life magazine, much of its content being taken from Yorkshire Robin Hood Society literature, including the next sighting, which appeared in THE UNEXPLAINED magazine in 1992, prior to the publication of their article.

This was when vampires entered the arena, introduced to the increasing enigmatic situation by a Bishop of the Holy Grail Church and patron of the Yorkshire Robin Hood Society. In 1992 the Bishop and two colleagues, attempted an exorcism at Kirklees. This had come about as a result of the Yorkshire Robin Hood Society asking for the site to be blessed by the local vicar. Unfortunately permission to perform such a ceremony had been unequivocally refused to both clergymen. The Bishop, however, was made of sterner stuff than the local pastor ! He was renowned for his involvement in the notorious Highgate Vampire affair in the nineteen seventies and it occurred to him that vampires might be behind the legend of Robin being bled to death and this needed urgent spiritual intervention - and he was the man for the job, with or without official sanction ! Suffice to say that on his clandestine visit to the grave the bishop came across the body of a blood drained goat, diabolical rune signs of the priory gatehouse, fingr width holes in the ground round the grave - suggesting vampiric activity - and was confronted by a darkly clad woman who turned into a hag with red staring eyes.

A further sighting by another nocturnal visitor proved a terrifying experience when she saw two figures hovering in the trees surrounding the grave, who she took to be the evil prioress and her paramour Red Roger of Doncaster. " I felt, and saw, what I can only describe streams of evil pouring out of the trees towards me" the witness stated. A lady from Nottingham, who visited the grave in the summer of 2000, experienced a psychic communication with Robin at the graveside, as did Robin Hood expert John de Locksley of the London Robin Hood Club, who also boldly battled through the giant ferns, murderous brambles and other lethal obstacles of the Kirklees rain forest to stand by his hero's grave one wild,wet October night the same year !

It is true that Robin's grave was excavated in an amateurish way by a Victorian Armytage (who was reputed to be in his cups at the time) and the ground beneath found to be undisturbed, but the many historical documents naming Kirklees as Robin's final resting place cannot be ignored. The fact is, his bones could lie anywhere on that hillside, while a gravestone resembling the original one drawn by Dr Johnstone, is to be found in nearby Hartshead churchyard - to where it may have been moved during the Civil War.

5) Many visitors to the grave have recorded their experiences for posterity, including the following quote from a Victorian tourist :
"I had the strangest emotions when I first stood over the grave of this old forest hero. I stood there and had no words, nor can I find any now to tell what my feelings were. Bravehearted Robin ! Thou hast found a fit resting place in this glorious park, among these solemn yews and silent trees ."A hundred years later it is a different story:
"There it was, looming out of the dark, a massive, broken edifice, a huge ship of stone, wrecked in the everglades of Kirklees. Fallen pillars and twisted railings were were all that remained on Yorkshire's buried treasure. We had found Robin Hood's Grave."
MARK GIBBONS, SECRETS OF THE GRAVE.

Maybe the last word should be with Victorian poet, George Searle Phillips, a friend of the Brontes, who visited the grave in 1848, and wrote an epic poem, a small section of which is printed below :

Tread lightly o'er the earth and speak no word
Till the Great Spirit doth unloose your tongues
For where those yew trees nod their funereal plumes
Upon the highest platform of the hill,
Lies gentle Robin Hood, his mighty heart
All muffled up in dust and his bright eyes
Quenched in eternal darkness. Never more
Shall the woods echo to his bugle horn,
Or his unerring arrow strike the deer
Swift flying, till it hits the bloody grass

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Sun, 04/07/2010 - 18:58 #21 .greenwych
Online Joined: 5 Jul 2009 .Re: Spirit Of The Greenwood by Barbara Green
Thank you David

This is how the book starts--I was given the rest of the script to edit

THE HIGHGATE VAMPIRE AND ME

WRITTEN BY CATHERINE FEARNLEY

AN INTRIGUING ACCOUNT OF HOW AN

INNOCENT YOUNG WOMAN BECAME INVOLVED

WITH TWO WELL KNOWN VAMPIRE HUNTER

RIVALS FROM LONDON

I won't put any more on for fear of howls of "copyright theft". All I will say is that Catherine told me she sent it to Manchester for his approval--I strongly advised her not to do so as I knew exactly what he would say, despite it actually turning in his favour mid-point!!! Is he actually saying he never got the script? Mr Anonymous if you could reply yeh or nay--if so then eithr he or Catherine is telling fibs, I have no reason to make a story up, I dont care one way or the other.

The next thing I knew is that Catherine told me Manchester had "forbidden" her to publish--which I thought utterly weird to say the least---I told her to ignore him but into the bin went the book(though it was still on my computer!)

Then there was the brouhaha with the preist and at the same time my trying to sort family affairs out----well,you know the rest--its in your booky wooky, Pact with the Devil,

tata greenwych
.Top ..Sun, 04/07/2010 - 20:06 #22 .DavidFarrant
Offline Joined: 6 Mar 2010 .Re: Spirit Of The Greenwood by Barbara Green
'INNOCENT', Barbara??!!

Yes, so was Judas Iscariot!

David
.Top ..Mon, 05/07/2010 - 09:33 #23 .Vampire Researc...
Offline Joined: 8 Jun 2010 .Re: Spirit Of The Greenwood by Barbara Green
"More importantly, Barbara, people will have perhaps noticed that the 'anonymous' person talking ABOUT 'bishop' Manchester (he knows nothing about all this, etc, etc) has direct access to his private correspondence."

You openly admit on your own blog that spelling and grammar are not your strong point. Perhaps you should add to that list "reading" because this is what I posted on this thread yesterday:

"The Facebook PM exchange between you and Bishop Manchester has now been put in the public domain by the bishop, which is why I am able to reproduce it." (04/07/2010 - 11:50)

Barbara Green took the decision to immediately share Bishop Manchester's PRIVATE messages to her via Facebook with you. This resulted in them being instantly distorted, which is why he took the decision to put them in the public domain. Hence, anyone can read them if they can access the bishop's group discussion forum where they were uploaded.

"Is he actually saying he never got the script? Mr Anonymous if you could reply yeh or nay." - Barbara Green

"Luci" is anonymous, as are most people who post on internet forums; so why address me as "Anonymous"? Why not "Vampire Researcher" like others on this forum?

You appear to be suffereing from the same problem as your associate, ie you have difficulty reading things properly. Either that or you cannot absorb the meaning of what is written where it conflicts with your distorted preconception. This is what Bishop Manchester wrote to you on 27 June 2010 in a private message:

"Yesterday evening you repeated the absurd notion that this female sent me a manuscript of some sort and that I 'had a dickipoggy.' I must tell you that I received no such manuscript and would not want to receive anything concerning your friend in Muswell Hill."

It is quite clear that he did not receive the manuscript allegedly written by Farrant's ex-girlfriend Catherine Fearnley, and, more important, that he would not want to receive something of that sort. Then, a few days later, you are asking whether the bishop got the manuscript?!! Is it any wonder you get everything wrong when you can't even remember something you were told a week earlier?

The fact that you refuse to deal directly with Bishop Manchester unless it is to send him abuse, and only want to publish lies and innuendo about him behind his back, is obviously why he blocked you on Facebook soon after he sent his last private message to you.

You claim that you "deleted and banned" him. You were not an approved friend of his on Facebook so could not "delete" him. There is no banning procedure open to FB members, only blocking which is what Bishop Manchester has done to you.
.Top ..Mon, 05/07/2010 - 13:41 #24 .DavidFarrant
Offline Joined: 6 Mar 2010 .Re: Spirit Of The Greenwood by Barbara Green
"The fact that you refuse to deal directly with Bishop Manchester unless it is to send him abuse, and only want to publish lies and innuendo about him behind his back, is obviously why he blocked you on Facebook soon after he sent his last private message to you."

You DID get the manuscript that was sent to you by the irrate female, 'anonymous', and you previously admitted this on 'The Cat's Miaow' which has been safely copied. At first you kept adamently denying this and that there had been 'absolutly' no contact between this person and the 'bishop', except when the person contacted him to 'apolise to him'. When I accused you of deliberately lying, under pressure, you admitted that a member of the 'vampire research society' had apparently received the manuscript but had not read it and, realising who it was about, had immediately 'thrown it in the bin'.

Liars need good memories, 'anonymous'. The irrate person told Barbara Green (who was helping her to edit this manuscript) both before, and after, she had sent this proposed book. This manuscript was all about myself (and yourself in fact!) and titled "The Hiighgate Vampire and me".

You personally emailed this person, 'anonymous' and 'strongly asvised her' not to attempt to publish it.

This manuscript was later sent to me in its entirity, and I have already published its introduction on another Forum to prove that it existed.

The person concerned was emailing a journalist at the time and telling this woman how she had been in direct contact with yourself and how you, ('anonymous')had advised her not to publish it. The journalist (called J) sent me all of these emails last year with permission to name her (the journalist) and to publish them.

I may well yet still do so when I release a second edition of my recent book "Pact with the Devil". The first one seems to have been very popular.

You are a liar, 'anonymous', and so is the 'Yorkshire lassie' who you were in contact with.

David Farrant, President, BPOS
.Top ..Mon, 05/07/2010 - 14:04 #25 .greenwych
Online Joined: 5 Jul 2009 .Re: Spirit Of The Greenwood by Barbara Green
It is true that I do find Manchesters complicated goings on tiresome to follow or to even bother wasting much time ontrying to decyphering his latest nonsence .As for my typing, well sometimes I am in a hurry. Keep it simple. The simplest explanation is usually the true one.Not these convuluted confabulations of the bishop in which he is always the hero and everyone else the villan.
As for the workings of facebook and what not, its not something I do much of either. Arguing the toss with Mnachester is basically a lost cause--he would swear black was white and swear it to be the truth. I really dont care in the least about Catherine's book, as she wrote in while she was "in-between" vampire hunters it doesnt really have much to say, its all rather rambling to say the least and with a large chunk of Robin Hood thrown in, which is likely to baffle readers. However, what I say still is the case whether you liketh it or not, this is what she told me, that she had sent it to the bishop and "The Bishop says NO"-no no "--why she should require his permission to speak or print or even his approval was completely irrelevant I would have thought, but she went ahead. Why he didn't like it, or threw it into a bin unread---for which one of his assistants would have been heavily censured if they had taken it on theselves to do such a thing---again, it sounds a load of old hogwash.

Maybe she didn't send it--maybe she just told me she did and blamed the bishop, but why then hasnt she published it herself?

As usual the bishop has to make a great big to do about it and call everyone liars. Well why should I report such a thing--its nothing to me at all, it was just mentioned in passing, yet he has to go off on a dickipoggy and rant and rave at me and accuse me of stupid stuff once again. He did go onto my facebook univited to throw insults at me, for everyone to see, including David, so whats he making a fuss over that for? No wonder I deleted him and blocked him, I dont want his tea pot cosy on my site.

greenwych
.Top ..Mon, 05/07/2010 - 15:50 #26 .Vampire Researc...
Offline Joined: 8 Jun 2010 .Re: Spirit Of The Greenwood by Barbara Green
"You DID get the manuscript that was sent to you by the irrate female, 'anonymous', and you previously admitted this on 'The Cat's Miaow' which has been safely copied."

Demonologist is no more Bishop Manchester than am I. Once again, you are lying. Provide a link to the page and identify the date and time of the post where Demonologist "admitted" that the bishop had received the manuscript from Catherine Fearnley.

Link for "The Cat's Miaow": http://baldrycat.blogspot.com

You will be unable to find any such "admission." It exists only in your confused and troubled brain. The fact is that Bishop Manchester was not sent the manuscript, did not receive the manuscript and has not read the manuscript.

"Liars need good memories."

Indeed, they do. How many times did you say you had witnessed the Highgate entity? One, two or three times?

http://highgatevampire.blogspot.com

"The irrate person told Barbara Green (who was helping her to edit this manuscript) both before, and after, she had sent this proposed book."

Evidence! Where is the evidence? Anyone can say anything. Especially when, like you, they are compulsive liars. This is what Andy Pryce said after meeting you:

“I have spent most of my life studying accounts of vampirism, and have indeed visited Highgate Cemetery on numerous occasions. How it has changed over the years! I am interested in research into any accounts of actual vampirism, from the writings of Dom Augustine Calmet through to modern day accounts. I have a copy of The Highgate Vampire [by Seán Manchester] which I found very interesting. I remember the events at the time they happened and the various newspaper reports. It was then that I first came across the name ‘David Farrant.’ I met him once in a pub near Highgate and found him to be a compulsive liar and there was something shifty about his mannerism. I have since warned many people to stay clear of him.” ~ Andy Pryce, Paranormal Researcher, Birmingham, United Kingdom

"You personally emailed this person, and 'strongly asvised her' not to attempt to publish it."

I take it you are talking about Bishop Manchester and not me? If that is the case, reproduce this non-existent email with html, headers and footers. Stop talking the talk and start walking the walk!

"You are a liar, and so is the 'Yorkshire lassie' who you were in contact with"

I take it you are still talking about Bishop Manchester and not me? The bishop has stated that, apart from her apologising for effectively doing your dirty work regarding your hate campaign against him, and a couple of Christian greetings, he had no further communication with this person.

"He did go onto my facebook univited to throw insults at me" - Barbara Green

What are you talking about? He did not go onto your Facebook. If he did everyone would be able to see his comments. All he did was send you a private message via Facebook to put the record straight regarding the manuscript he did not receive and one or two other things. This was a private communication which you chose to betray by sharing it with your "partner in crime" Farrant.

"The simplest explanation is usually the true one." - Barbara Green

Who exactly has been obsessing about these matters year in and year out? Who self-publishes pamphlets filled with hateful abuse and stolen photographs with libellous attributions? Who repeats over and over again fabricated nonsense, poisonous innuendo and obvious misconceptions?

The simplest explanation is that you and Farrant are birds of a feather who are twisted and delight in spreading malicious gossip because you have nothing better to do.
.Top ..Mon, 05/07/2010 - 16:48 #27 .greenwych
Online Joined: 5 Jul 2009 .Re: Spirit Of The Greenwood by Barbara Green
Quote, unquote:

" Who exactly has been obsessing about these matters year in and year out? Who self-publishes pamphlets filled with hateful abuse and stolen photographs with libellous attributions? Who repeats over and over again fabricated nonsense, poisonous innuendo and obvious misconceptions?"

One person only,need I name names?

And you, writer of this trash on supposedly someone elses behalf and if so has nothing to do with the matter --yet another anoymous mouthpiece,need actually look no further than the mirror!

greenwych
.Top ..Tue, 06/07/2010 - 10:22 #28 .Vampire Researc...
Offline Joined: 8 Jun 2010 .Re: Spirit Of The Greenwood by Barbara Green
Quote, unquote:

"Who exactly has been obsessing about these matters year in and year out? Who self-publishes pamphlets filled with hateful abuse and stolen photographs with libellous attributions? Who repeats over and over again fabricated nonsense, poisonous innuendo and obvious misconceptions?"

One person and one person only: David Farrant.

Examine Farrant's list of self-published tracts, pamphlets and booklets. Ninety-nine percent of them are devoted to attacking Bishop Manchester, his family, friends and colleagues. Look at Farrant's latest pamphlet. What is it about? Who is it attacking? Have the photographs of the bishop been infringed and used illegally? Of course they have!

To recap:

Thirteen or so years ago you became an associate and supporter of Farrant, a man imprisoned in the 1970s for desecration and vandalism at Highgate Cemetery, and this was the reason why Bishop Seán Manchester would have nothing more to do with you. The situation was compounded by production of your self-published Secrets of the Grave booklet where abusive material about the bishop appears. You published grotesque cartoons of Bishop Seán Manchester which you commissioned from Christine Demant. A privately taken photograph of Bishop Manchester in Highgate Cemetery was supplied by Robert Brautigam who, due to his Crowleyite leanings, was now colluding with Farrant. The caption beneath this picture was intended to give offence to the bishop.

Why would you include in your booklet a picture of Bishop Seán Manchester when you did not include pictures of people you considered far more important at that time? No pictures of John Pope de Locksley or Robert Brautigam are in evidence; nor their mutual friend Farrant who became the "patron" of your Yorkshire-based Robin Hood Society in February 2004. So why was Bishop Seán Manchester singled out as being more deserving of illustrative material?

You have met Bishop Seán Manchester only twice. These accidental meetings took place at the same charity venue in South Hertfordshire on each occasion where Bishop Manchester and his wife were invited guests. The first time you met the couple was in May 1987 and second and last time was in May 1988. Bishop Seán Manchester agreed to lend his name to charity raising ideas you put forward in connection with your Yorkshire Robin Hood Society. You used his name on your letter-headed notepaper to this end, but when it became apparent that no funds raised by you were being donated to any charitable institution, he started to distance himself from your "history society" whose membership dwindled and disappeared during the same period. None of your original members (who had all left by the time you had become a Quisling) ever returned.

The draft of your booklet Secrets of the Grave was produced in 1998, a copy of which you forwarded to Bishop Manchester in May of that year. Bishop Seán Manchester found himself ridiculed, misrepresented and parodied within its pages. Not surprisingly, he made his displeasure known to you. He also noticed that you included Farrant's name in the "acknowledgements" even though Farrant had contributed nothing to your booklet and was not even vaguely interested in YRHS activities beyond the fact that his archnemesis was somehow involved.

From that point Bishop Seán Manchester dissociated himself entirely from you and your activities. Your booklet, when it was finally printed, contained grotesque cartoons intended to give offence to the bishop, plus sarcastic remarks aimed at ridiculing him. This is how you rewarded someone whose only mistake was to try and lend help to a cause by allowing the use of his name.



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