Tag Archives: Kent

Almost finished with the Smugglers

It’s almost at the end. At least the filming process is and it has taken a while to complete. I aim to get one more shooting day in and then the final compiling together of all the strands. I have loved filming in this particular part of Britain, on the border between East Sussex and […]

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Meeting Dr. Who in Rye on Location

It was a glorious day when Jimmy Hastell and myself headed off on what should have been a cold January morning, but the 2012 weather has so far been mild, much to everyone’s surprise and no one could have asked for more than we two budding film makers. Its great to be back at helm […]

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Video: Sneaky Peek at Ep Three

Richard Vobes is on the trail of Smugglers of the 18th and 19th Century. Episode three of the Bald Explorer series is not yet finished. There is plenty more to film, interviews to shoot and editing to start, but here is a sneaky preview to give you a flavour of what is in store. I […]

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Paul Baxter talks about the Oak and Ivy

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 […]

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Video: The Smugglers Headquarters

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 […]

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