John Marshall – Painter of Cows

John Marshall is renown world wide for his paintings of cows. It started as a joke twenty five years ago when he tried avoiding contributing art for a gallery exhibition. John used to sketch charcoal nudes. To exempt himself from the gallery he declared that he no longer painted nudes, but he was concentrating on […]

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Clapham Woods Mystery

Some time ago, I met up with Charles Walker, a paranormal investigator, to find out what exactly has been going on in the strange and mysterious woods out at Clapham, a small village to the north east of Worthing in West Sussex. There have been many stories of devil worship and strange meetings in these […]

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The Brede Steam Giants

Back in 1900 the town of Hastings was rapidly running out of water. It had grown quickly towards the end of the Victorian era and all the traditional sources of water had been developed. The Borough Engineer was tasked with finding a reliable and an additional 1,000,000 gallons of water per day. He found it […]

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The Ouse Valley Viaduct

In this video I am off in search of probably the most elegant viaduct in Britain, the Ouse Valley Viaduct. Built to span the valley close to the village of Balcombe in Sussex as part of the London to Brighton railway in 1842, it is a splendid example of Victorian civil engineering. Stretching across the […]

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A Pause in Production Until the Spring

Thank you for your continued support for the Bald Explorer. It’s been very much appreciated. Now that we are in fast coming into winter, the days are shorter, the temperatures are cold, the scenery bleak and the weather unpredictable. I have decided to suspend filming activities until the spring when everything is nicer and the […]

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The Long Man of Wilimington

The Long Man of Wilmington has long been a mystery. The strange figure, cut into the north slopes of the South Downs above the rural village of Wilmington with his two staves, has baffled experts for years. Who is he? What is he doing there? I’m Richard Vobes, TVs Bald Explorer and I am in […]

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