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Episode 8: Taking the Water

Richard Vobes is the Bald Explorer and in this episode he is in search of the spring water of a Spa town in Kent.The Chalybeate of Tunbridge Wells – that’s pronounced ‘kal-eeb-ee-ot’ by the way, means iron water. In the programme to be aired on the Community Channel early next year, Richard will tell how […]

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Episode 7: Crumbling Churches

The parish church is one of the oldest buildings in the British landscape. Most of them have been here for over 900 years and some date from the Saxon period. They are ubiquitous; their steeples point above the rooftops, the bell towers chime on a Sunday, pews of some age are lined up towards the […]

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Episode 6: An Abandoned Canal

An Abandoned Canal: Richard Vobes is the Bald Explorer and, in this episode, is on the trail of an old water navigation that was once thought lost and discovers the plans to put it back into water. First shown on the Community Channel on Sunday 17th March 2013.

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Episode Five: A Rural Town

Richard Vobes is the Bald Explorer, dashing about Britain discovering the history of its towns and villages. In this episode he is off to Petworth in the heart of West Sussex, close to Chichester and not too far from London. It is a very rural town renown for the beautiful mansion-house, upon land that once […]

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Episode Four – First Monuments

Prehistoric Monuments: Richard Vobes is the Bald Explorer and is on a journey of discovery around Britain. In this episode, he tracks down some of our earliest monuments left by prehistoric man. Broadcast on the Community Channel.

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Episode 3: Smugglers of the Romney Marshes

Richard Vobes is the Bald Explorer and in this episode he is searching for the free traders on the south east of Britain. The Romney Marshes were notorious for ancient tradition of smuggler because of its close proximity with Europe. The invasion coast, as it was known, was the home to daring men and women […]

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