The Wealden Walks Explored in Laughton East Sussex


The lovely Cynthia Julian and I are in Laughton, East Sussex. Having made a video with Eric Wilkins about his war time memories of the village, we decided to take short stroll along the Wealden Walk at the west end of All Saint’s church.

Wealden District Council, with the help of each of the 42 parishes in the area and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has established the Wealden Walks.Over 150 miles of the existing public rights of way network, some of which was previously underused, have provided a means of viewing and understanding Wealden’s natural and historic landscapes.

We discover some fabulous hazel, oak and cherry on route as well as Sussex cattle.

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Eric’s Memories of War Time Laughton in East Sussex


Today I am interviewing Eric Wilkins who grew up in the village of Laughton in East Sussex. I am keen to learn his war time memories. He tells me about the flying bombs that flew over Sussex. Also about his father who was a wheelwright.

Laughton is a village and civil parish in the Wealden District of East Sussex, England. The village is located five miles east of Lewes, at a junction on the minor road to Hailsham . It appears in the Domesday Book, and there are Roman remains nearby.

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Halnaker Windmill and Tunnel Revisited


I am taking a return visit to the wonderful Halnaker Windmill near Chichester in West Sussex to have a look at it since the restoration project last year. The work isn’t fully finished but pretty close. hanging titles have been placed around the outer wall. I am not sure if it really had them before but the finish is delightful to look at.

I am joined by the lovely Julia, Richard Suggett and Glen Johnson. We are intrigued to see if the autumn colours dominate the tree lined tunnel leading up to the windmill.

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Behind the Scenes for 21st -27th October 2018


Take a glimpse behind the scenes as I produce my videos during the week. Each day from Sunday to Saturday I record a couple of minutes of nonsense highlighting the day’s activities. It is then edited into one seamless presentation for you to enjoy!

This week I have been to my mother’s funeral, had a meal out with my senior management team and visited Christ’s Hospital, taken a ride on the Spa Valley Railway and started laying tiles in my kitchen.

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The Guide Book Walk – Exploring Pulborough


In this video I am following a guide book from the 1930s in Pulborough in West Sussex with my friend Richard Suggett. We want to see how much has changed in the past ninety years and whether we can find many of the objects mentioned in the book.

S.B.P. Mais presented a series of walks for Southern Railway. The guide books were sixpence and took in many iconic places in Southern England.

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A Tour of Arundel Town Hall Cells


Julia and I are in Arundel, West Sussex Mark Philips, a town councilor, have taken us on a tour of the cells beneath the Victorian Town Hall. The place is allegedly haunted and Mark tells us a ghost story and shows us the isolation cell.

This is the last in the present series of videos exploring Arundel’s fascinating past but we shall return to explore more ghost stories and history of the town in the near future.

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