Video and Podcast: Exeter Explored

A couple of years ago I take a two day journey to West Devon to explore the ancient city of Exeter to see what it’s like and discover some of its fascinating history. The ten minute video above demonstrates some of the beautiful architecture to be found in the city centre and the audio below […]

Podcast: Bishops Castle Walk

Bishops Castle is a small town in south Shropshire, close to the Welsh boarder. The castle is no longer there, but was a fabulous looking defensive construction if the reconstruction drawings are to be believed. In this slightly relaxed and humorous walking podcast, I am with my friend Harriet and we are taking a gentle […]

John’s Blog features The Bald Explorer

It was great to discover that The Bald Explorer had been featured in John Butterworth’s blog which details his exploits with his book selling activities. John had written the history of the Lion Hotel, which was featured in the second episode of the Bald Explorer video features and it was after reading this excellent reference […]

Paul Baxter talks about the Oak and Ivy

Paul Baxter, landlord, talks about the smuggling past of the Oak and Ivy public house in Hawkhurst, Kent. It was once the headquarters of the notorious Hawkhurst Gang who operated in the mid 18th Century. They were the largest and most certainly most violent of the smuggling gangs from that time. These days the Oak […]