Archive | April, 2012

At the Mercy of the Weather

Rain halts play is a familiar expression and no truer when it comes to the film making process of the Bald Explorer productions. This is not because I am particularly adverse to working in wet weather. It has more to do with not having the right sort of waterproofing for my camera equipment, gaining access […]

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The Priest’s House

I have always been intrigued by the name of this property and wondered who the priest was and the history of this attractive timber-framed house in West Hoathly, in East Sussex. In this podcast, I take a visit. My guide is Anthony Smith, who lives there, or at least, in one side of the house. […]

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Podcast: The Foredown Tower – Camera Obscura

In this podcast I am off to the Foredown Tower, a former water tower in Portslade, near Brighton in East Sussex in order to investigate the old Victorian camera obscura. I had often read about these things in history books but never actually seen one so I was very curious to find out more. The […]

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These boots will do the walking…

Every now and again, the Bald Explorer has to  invest in a new pair of shoes. Naturally for walking over the rugged muddy terrain of Great Britain I visit one of the many outdoor specialist shops that sell just the kind of gear for that purpose.  Here I find a myriad of shapes and styles […]

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History You Can Touch

I was thinking about some of  the previous video incarnations of the Bald Explorer the other day and I recalled a film I made in Wiltshire which looked at some of the old tombs that have been left on the landscape. It was called History You Can Touch and concentrated on ancient man and his […]

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Video: The Battle of Lewes

As part of my first Bald Explorer adventure I journeyed to the East Sussex county town of Lewes.  It was here in the 13th Century that an important battle took place. I decided to pull on my walking boots and take to the hills. I good stout walk and a hearty climb too me to […]

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