Exploring St Agatha’s Church in Coates near Fittleworth


Today I am at the foot of the Southdowns close to Fittleworth in West Sussex exploring the rural church at Coates with the strange dedication. My guide is Reverend Canon John Green.

This cute little two room church, although simple, is still very much in use. The dedication is unusual for St Agatha was a martyred saint. She had her breasts removed.

Join John Green and me as we take a walk around this lovely isolated church.

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Paul Couchman’s Regency Christmas Pudding Recipe


Today I have visited Paul Couchman at the Regency Town House in Hove to find out how he makes his historic Christmas Puddings. Filmed in the basement of the great house in Brunswick Square, Paul reveals the method used by food writer Eliza Acton from the Regency period.

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Behind the Scenes for 28th Nov-1st Dec 2018


A turbulent behind the scenes this week focused mainly on the installation of the Esse Ironheart.

It arrived with issues and over the week Richard Suggett and I have tried to resolve them.

Julia and I have been to see Paul Couchman and filmed another Regency Recipe, this time a Christmas theme and we are receivers of presents too.

I hope you enjoy this slightly longer Behind the Scenes.

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The Pill Box on Netley Woods, near Shere, Surrey


This not so serious walk finds Marq English and I taking a walk up an ancient hollowway up to Netley Woods in Surrey, near the lovely village of Shere.

Up there we find the first of a series of Pill Boxes built as part of the British defense against Hitler’s potential invading army during the Second World War.

I hope you enjoy the nonsense as we make our ascent.

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Exploring St James Church in Shere, Surrey


Continuing my exploration of the beautiful village of Shere in Surrey, I turn my attention to the parish church of St James. Once again my guide is Marq English, friend and fellow youtuber.

The church of St James is in the Early English style, most being 12th, 13th and 14th century. It replaced an earlier Anglo-Saxon church mentioned in the Domesday Book. Constructed of ironstone rubble with sandstone buttresses, it was restored in 1895 by S. Weatherley. By the north chancel wall there is a 14th-century quatrefoil window and squint – belonging to an Anchorite cell. There is 14th-century glass in the east window and the chancel fittings were renewed in 1956 by Louis Osman. It is a Grade I listed building.

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A Tour of the Beautiful Village of Shere in Surrey.


Today I am taking a stroll through the quintessentially English village of Shere in Surrey, close to Dorking and Guildford and just south of the A25. My guide is the knowledgeable Marq English who used the village as a location for his film productions.

Shere is a small still partly agricultural village chiefly set in the wooded ‘Vale of Holmesdale’ between the North Downs and Greensand Ridge with many traditional English features.

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