Episode Two: Taking a Journey

This is the second of the series that has Richard Vobes dashing about the UK in search of myths and legends, history and architecture as he discovers all that is good about the country he loves.

In this episode, the Bald Explorer is in Shropshire finding out the pitfalls and perils of taking a journey a few hundred years ago. He visits the Lion Hotel in Shrewsbury to discover what the coaching life was like. A trip to Lord Hill’s Column gives him a wonderful view of the old London to Hollyhead road and at Myddle Farm he investigates the ruined castle and wonders who was the highway man, Humphrey Kynaston who once lived in a cave?

 

Supplementary Video:

In the very heart of the beautiful, historic town of Shrewsbury, The Lion Hotel combines stunning 16th century architecture with every contemporary comfort. Famous for its exceptional function rooms, its warm and friendly welcome and its wonderfully traditional character, The Lion Hotel is perfectly situated to enable guests to enjoy all that this unique area has to offer.

 

Author John Butterworth talks to Richard Vobes for the Bald Explorer project about the coaching era at the Lion Hotel in the 18th and 19th Centuries.  The Lion Hotel is Shrewsburys premier coaching inn steeped in history and was filmed in 2011 as part of the Bald Explorer series. Check www.BaldExplorer.com for more details.

 

Val Everall talks about her Alpacas at Myddle Castle and the various breeding methods.

 

 




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About Richard Vobes

Richard Vobes is traveling Great Britain seeking out its history, customs and traditions, presenting them in a fun filled informative series called the Bald Explorer. Richard is an award winning podcaster, videographer and actor based in Worthing, England. Follow +RichardVobes on Google+

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