A Trip to Hodgson’s Borth

borthRecently, Mark Valentine posted this message in one of the Arthur Machen Yahoo groups:

William Hope Hodgson’s last home, before his death in the Great War, was in Borth, on Cardigan Bay in mid-Wales. From March 28-31, 2014, I’ll be organising a weekend visit to the town to follow in Hodgson’s footsteps. This is part of the programme of events run by A Ghostly Company, who arrange visits to places of ghost story interest at least twice a year. As well as walks around Borth, there will be talks, readings and discussions of Hodgson’s work. Accommodation will either be in a centrally arranged venue, or visitors can sort out their own place to stay. If anyone on this group is interested, let me know, and I’ll add you to the mailing list. We’ll probably want final bookings by the end of the year.


Mark has kindly allowed me to repost this message in the chance that any readers would like to join the outing.  Details are still being set but Mark says that accommodations will likely be in Aberystwyth, the Welsh University city, a little further up the coast.  It’s likely to be a small, informal gathering but a great opportunity to see one of the towns where Hodgson lived.

If you’re interested, please contact Mark Valentine at: markl.valentine@btinternet.com

I wish I could attend this myself!  Sadly, the cost of a trip from the East Coast of the US to Borth is simply too prohibitive.  A quick check of airline costs is roughly about $1,100 which is too much for my budget.  Although… I could always do a kickstarter to raise funds to send me? 😉


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One response to “A Trip to Hodgson’s Borth

  1. How exciting that would be! Gorgeous countryside.

    Happy Birthday ot William Hope Hodgson!

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