Hemlock Books Ltd was registered in Brighton, England, UK, on 28 June 2007 in the names of Jane Meikle (Secretary) and Denis Meikle (Publisher). The latter offers his age as seventy-four. He was born in 1947. The image shown was taken in April 1994. The image of Jane Meikle was taken circa the same time, or possibly earlier. Hemlock Books Ltd are registered as a private limited company.
The person responsible for the inclusion of a photograph of †Seán Manchester on page 70 of the first printing of Matthew Coniam's Dracula AD 1931 without the consent of the lawful copyright holder is Jane Meikle. No compensation was offered. Instead an assurance was given that the stolen item will not appear in future printings of the book, as requested by†Seán Manchester who would later add:
"The image of me alongside Cardinal Basil Hume, Archbishop of Westminster, at a religious occasion in Westminster Cathedral can be found in the top right-hand corner of page 64, being very slightly obscured by the top of Bela Lugosi's head, which, by way of composite, hides my cassock. Further down the same page are found images of the front cover of David Farrant's sparsely paginated, stapled together, pamphlet, Beyond the Highgate Vampire, plus the front cover of the second edition, revised and enlarged, of The Highgate Vampire in hardback with dust jacket. It seems bizarre to remove the image of me on one page whilst keeping a second image of me on another. Needless to say, both images are my exclusive copyright and lawful property."
Jane Meikle would respond one final time:
"We have already stated that we have removed the image of yourself on p70 of Dracula AD1931, and a substitute page is already with the printer. The photo on p64 to which you refer is part of the reproduction of a page from a 22-year-old commercial periodical; as such, we will be making no payment to you for its use. Nor (for the last time) will we be replying to any further emails on this matter. All future response will now be blocked on our servers."
†Seán Manchester had asked for the removal of all reference to himself, or, at least, the inclusion of some balancing material. Jane Meikle did not agree to this, saying that any dispute over the text should be taken up with the book's author, Matthew Coniam, who based his Highgate content, albeit a mere three pages of Dracula AD 1931, on Jacqueline Simpson's biased and factually innaccurate Wikipedia entry that repeats the conjecture of American author Bill Ellis. In 1992, he visited David Farrant in England, and was supplied by Farrant with cuttings and material slanted to benefit Farrant. Ellis did not speak to †Seán Manchester, but possessed his book. He was a colleague of Simpson, and member of her UK based Folklore Society. In turn, Jacqueline Simpson of Worthing, Sussex, was actively supportive of Farrant whose meetings, not least his symposium in July 2015, she attended as a major contributor and guest speaker. Simpson was also well acquainted with someone who, to all intents and purposes, did not exist (online) prior to 2010, employs various nomenclatures, most recently "Della Farrant," and has made a ten-year career out of defaming †Seán Manchester. Like the others, she has never met him, is drawn to the dark arts, and has strong connections to Satanists; for example, the French Luciferian who sacrifices animals in blood rituals on camera, Jean-Paul Bourre. Notwithstanding David Farrant, who, by his own admission believed in nothing ("Firstly, can I just say, as I have said many times before, I do not really 'believe' in anything." - David Farrant, James Randi Forum, 12 April 2007), all the aforementioned hail from the political Left, are atheists, and link to fellow travellers with a history of stalking and maligning †Seán Manchester.
Furthermore, the pulp fiction paperback writer Ramsey Campbell in Shock Xpress Vol 2, published by Titan, an imprint with which Denis Meikle is closely associated, wrote that the (childless) wife of †Seán Manchester had given birth to the Antichrist. Titan asked him to apologise, and promised to amend subsequent printings. There were no subsequent printings, and Campbell tried to make light of the grotesque libel in a half hearted excuse of a written apology. "I must of dreamt it," he explained. He would continue his ad hominem attack on †Seán Manchester, minus his disgusting and totally unsubstantiated defamation of Mrs Manchester, in Ramsey Campbell, Probably, which he later expanded in subsequent printings with the help of a certain Australian resident, Anthony Hogg, who had been stalking †Seán Manchester for a decade and a half. Hogg gets a credit in Campbell's book. Matthew Coniam, too, slipped into bed with Hogg, joining his obnoxious hate group on Facebook and quoting from it on his own timeline. Ramsey Campbell, like Hogg and the rest of them, is unapologetically a Marxist, evincing an agenda of pure malice toward †Seán Manchester who represents, as a traditionalist Christian and believer in the supernatural, the antithesis of atheistic communism. Moreover, they are all soft on individuals with a bent toward black magic and Satanism.