Folklore And Mathematics – The Ghost Box Periodical

Toward the end of last year, I was clearing out some old boxes under the stairs when I happened across a huge pile of old record label mail outs and flyers. As I sifted through the sheaves of glossy paper wondering why on earth I had ever kept most of them, I found this magazine from Ghost Box Records dated Autumn 2007. I immediately stopped what I was doing and flicked through the little A5 magazine before placing it on the pile of things I aimed to keep.

It wasn’t until recently that I stumbled across this odd publication once again and so decided to do a little digging on the internet. There seemed to be a few mentions of the magazine here and there including a listing on eBay but precious little information about the issue itself.

I received it after signing up for more information of other Ghost Box activities following the purchase of early Focus Group and Belbury Poly releases. This is Volume 01 but to my knowledge a second instalment was never published. I love the whole ‘parish magazine’ feel to it complete with newspaper cuttings, local ‘sightings and happenings’ and an article by fictional writer MB Devot plus lots of illustrations by Julian House.

There don’t appear to be any pictures of this publication anywhere else online so I thought I’d share a few high resolution scans here. Click on the images below for a larger version… and good hocusing!

Ghost Box Cover

Ghost Box Page 1

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Ghost Box Page 5

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Ghost Box Page 7

2 thoughts on “Folklore And Mathematics – The Ghost Box Periodical

  1. Lestaret 06/05/2014 / 8:57 pm

    This is sublime! The whole Ghost Box ideal in one little pamphlet. Mysterious and banal in equal measures, this is a perfect encapsulation of English weirdness – there are indeed strangers in our lanes…


    • unsubscriber 06/05/2014 / 8:58 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it Mr Lestaret, I had a feeling you would.


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