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, 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 […]
Richard Vobes is the Bald Explorer and in this short clip he visits the Oak and Ivy pub in Hawkhurst in Kent.Back in the 1740’s it was the den of the notorious Hawkhurst Gang, a large and violent bunch of smugglers who arranged and oversaw the illicit bringing in of contraband on the Romney Marshes […]
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 Shrewsbury’s premier coaching inn steeped in history and was filmed in 2011 as part of the Bald Explorer series.
Its been confirmed. I am staying for a night at the Mermaid Inn in the rather quaint and historic town of Rye in East Sussex. Whats so special about the Mermaid Inn you might well ask? Well, The Mermaid is unquestionably the most beautiful of all smugglers’ inns and undoubtedly one of the loveliest of […]
Filming on the marshes is an interesting affair. There are a couple of things right away that make them unique in my experience of producing video. Firstly, they are incredibly flat and secondly, the lighting and weather conditions can change quite rapidly. Starting with the weather, always some thing you have to keep an eye […]