Who are we?


The Executive Committee

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Graham White
Chairman

Profession: Business Analyst
Belief: Sceptic – waiting for personal proof!
First SWPR Event Attended: St Briavels 
Favourite Location: Newbridge Memo
First Paranormal Experience: Still waiting for a REAL one.
An Interesting Fact: Having done fencing and archery in school (all those years ago), is it any wonder I enjoy the historical aspects to our paranormal locations?

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Mark Gulliford
Investigations Coordinator

Profession: Assistant Accountant 
Belief: Originally a believer, but becoming more of a sceptic.
First SWPR Event: Margam Castle 2005
Favourite location: Llancaiach Fawr Manor
First paranormal experience: Back in around 1984 whilst walking through Pontypool park with my father and sister, I saw a smartly dressed lady in Victorian clothes, with a large hat and waking with a closed frilly umbrella, she was walking by which used to be the children’s activity area swings, slide etc, around by St Albans school, she was also seen by my sister at the same time. 
An Interesting fact: I have over 25 years experience with training dogs and was best junior dog handler of wales in 1988.

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Gareth Francis
Events Coordinator

Profession: Health Care Support Worker
Belief: A believer but would like more confirm-able evidence
First SWPR Event Attended: Margam Castle 2005
Favourite Location: Would probably have to be Newbridge Memo
First Paranormal Experience: Seeing a ghost of Matron on night shift on my old ward in Gorseinon Hospital
An Interesting Fact: I run by GMT (Gareth Mean Time) which means I’m normally late for everything!

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Neil Pocknell
Treasurer

Profession: Accounts Assistant
Belief: Used to be a strong believer, now getting more sceptical.
First SWPR Event Attended: Margam Castle 2006
Favourite Location: Got to be Margam!
First Paranormal Experience:
 May have seen (a ghostly!) someone sat on our bed at Maes Mawr Hotel.
An Interesting Fact: Trained advance SCUBA diver. I also had a pioneering operation in 1975 and am still alive to tell the tale!

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Kirsten Pocknell
Secretary

Profession: Stable Yard Assistant
Belief: Believer
First SWPR Event Attended: Dolman Theatre 09 (And the training day!)
Favourite Location: It would have to be Llancaiach Fawr
First Paranormal Experience: This may not be paranormal but given the time it happened it was very strange. After the war my grandfather gave my grandmother a ring which he’d had made for her in Egypt. She said she would keep it always. She kept it for almost 60 years, then, the day after she died, my mother wanted to give the ring to my Uncle and went to get it from the box in which it had been kept. The ring exploded into eight or nine pieces with my grandmother’s picture lying in the centre. It was as if it was never meant to belong to anyone else.
An Interesting Fact: I spent the first four years of my life in plaster from the waist down as I was born with both hips out of place. 

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Karen Adams
Ghost Writing Editor

Profession: Night Packer / Delivery Driver
Belief: Believer
First SWPR Event Attended: St Briavels Castle – first members event!
Favourite Location: St Briavels and Margam Castle
First Paranormal Experience: At Llancaich, heard footsteps and saw a misty figure of a man walking through the downstairs rooms. Also, in Margam Castle while sitting around a table in on of the top room, saw a figure of a young girl on the chair next to me and at the same time I heard a name whispered in my ear!

An Interesting Fact: When I was around 17 years old, I was in the Welsh Amateur Showjumping team, representing Wales for a few years.