Exploring the Battle of Sedgemoor Exhibition

Battle of Sedgemoor 1685

The Battle of Sedgemoor was played out on the Somerset Levels in 1685 and it often referred to as the last pitched battle on English soil. James Scott, the Duke of Monmouth, and his rebel supporters made a surprise attack on the Kings Army while Royalists were camped at Westonzoyland in Somerset. But things went […]

Exploring Sompting Abbotts Prep School – Part Two

Sompting Abbotts School

Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School is a historic West Sussex independent school in Sompting, near Worthing and Steyning. It sits in parkland of 30 acres, which includes woodland, chalk grassland slopes and a pond. I am walking with headmaster, Stuart Douch, and Sarah Monaghan, journalist, around the interior of the magnificent Victoria Gothic building to understand […]

Exploring Sompting Abbotts Prep School

Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School is a historic West Sussex independent school in Sompting, near Worthing and Steyning. It sits in parkland of 30 acres, which includes woodland, chalk grassland slopes and a pond. I am walking with headmaster, Stuart Douch, and Sarah Monaghan, journalist, around the exterior of the magnificent Victoria Gothic building to understand […]

Exploring the Sussex Prairie Garden – Britain’s largest!

Sussex Prairie Gardens

Today I visit Sussex Prairie Garden near Henfield in West Sussex. I meet up with the owner, Pauline McBride, who takes me around and shows me the incredible garden. Sussex Prairie garden opened to the public in 2009. They are Britain’s largest “Prairie,” or “Naturalistic,” garden, with eight acres of stunning garden to roam around. […]

The Success of English Wine Making in Kent

I am searching for English Wine Kent in today’s video. Publicity lady, Vikki Eames, escorts me around Biddenden Vineyard explaining the wine maker’s remarkable achievements and curious past. Originally home to a 40 acre apple orchard, the Barnes family started to consider diversifying the farm in the late 1960s as apple prices began to decline. […]