The demise of the Borley Ghost Society
As you know, the FHLHS covers the core parishes of Foxearth, Borley, Pentlow and Liston, and we regard any local history to do with anything in these four parishes to be our core interest. We obviously welcome and encourage research by others. We were therefore somewhat startled when the Borley Ghost Society wound itself up. Members received the message
The website WWW.BorleyRectory.com then was taken off the web and passwords were changed, thereby preventing contributors accessing their materials. This website was memorable for its wonderful archive of materials and a superb bibligraphy.
In honor of my mother, who would never have approved of the publicity,and in respect for the people of Borley, the Borley Ghost Society is hereby dissolved.
Thank you for your enthusiasm and hard work.
Please respect these concerns and stop all further activity, publishing, etc.
Thank you, Vincent O'Neil
President BORLEY GHOST SOCIETY
Despite its title, The 'Borley Ghost Society' turns out to be a private club owned by Vince O'Neil, so he can dispose of it as he wishes.
We have contributed some materials to their site, including all the press cuttings to do with Borley Rectory that we could find so the Society's demise was sad news.
If it fails to reappear, and we are all hoping very much that it will not fail to reappear, we'll do what we can to fill some of the gap left by the withdrawl of this wonderful resource. In the meantime, we keep our fingers crossed and hope that the site re-emerges