Archive | June, 2013

Funding More Episodes

This is the Bridgnorth funicular, or as they describe it on their website, the cliff railway. It is said to be the steepest in the country and, although there are others, it is something of a rarity. It is one of the reasons I love visiting towns across the UK – they all have something […]

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Kickstarter project – nearly LIVE!

Its nearly ready! Hopefully, Monday 1st July is the day we aim to set off our Kickstarter project to raise funds for the next episode of the Bald Explorer programme. This new series is looking at Britain’s hidden heritage. As you now I aim to visit a number of towns in the UK and find […]

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Hopton Castle, Shropshire.

Hopton Castle in south Shropshire is a medieval tower house which thanks to the funding from the National Lottery the old ruins have greatly been preserved for future generations. The remains, a subject of the Channel Four TV programme Time Team is looked after by the Hopton Castle Preservation Trust. Richard Vobes, aka The Bald […]

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Exploring Exeter in Devon

Back in 2010, when full of steroids, after an important eye operation, I travelled to the beautiful city of Exeter, in Devon. I took my camera and I made a short film about it. It was a bit simplistic and not really what I would call a Bald Explorer programme. However, that aside, it has […]

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Talks and Speakers

I recently gave a talk about the making of the canal episode of the Bald Explorer to the Shrewsbury and Newport Canal Trust and their members at their annual AGM. Apparently it went down very well and was enjoyed by all present. This was fabulous news and I have decided that I would like to […]

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A Victorian’s Diary

As you know, I am in pre-production of the next episode of the Bald Explorer. The idea is to visit six towns across the UK, however, we are starting with one, Bridgnorth. As part of the research for this project, (which we are soon to launch a Kickstarter fund raising campaign), I stumbled across this […]

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