Podcast: A Visit to a 17th Cenutry Village

A few years ago I took my family to the 17th Century living museum and village Little Woodham, near Gosport in Hampshire. I met there James Hodgeson, or master John from the village as he prefers to be known. In the April of 1642 the King of England, Charles Stuart and his Parliament stood on …

Podcast: The Bluebell Railway

Richard Vobes, the Bald Explorer and his occasional partner in crime, Jimmy Hastell, popped to the Bluebell Railway in East Sussex, to find out some of its history and experience travelling on old steam streams. Having recently shot an episode of the Bald Explorer around Petworth that featured Pullman Carriages, it was nice to revisit …

A Walk Around Shrewsbury

I feel quite silly posting this very naive audio walk around the country town of Shropshire. I recorded this quite a few years ago when I first met my friend Harriet and together we took a stroll around the town. I now know so much more about Shrewsbury, its history, its people, the coaching inns, …