I get quite a few emails from people who have read my books, which are always very welcome, but occasionally I receive more random contacts, like the people who are researching their family tree, and want to know if I have any information about Tobias Clegg of Wardle b 1738, or something similar. Sadly I never do - I've haven't caught the genealogy bug. I don't even know the names of my great grandparents.
But there is one aspect of my name/local history attached to it that I do know something about. Near where I was born is a ruined manor house called Clegg Hall. This fascinated me as a child, particularly with its well-embellished ghost story, and I've researched the Hall a little since - you can see the details in the article I wrote on the subject.
This quite regularly results in my receiving emails about the Hall, though I am afraid practically everything I know on the subject is in the article.
One recent correspondent seemed convinced I owned it and was in the process of restoring it. Delightful though the idea is, sadly I've nothing to do with it - I don't even know if it's being restored. I hope it is, though. It would be a shame if it were lost forever.