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Taking the Waters: Preview

The Bald Explorer is back and the next production is under way (Autumn 2013). In this episode, ‘Taking the Waters’, Richard Vobes, aka the Bald Explorer is investigating the story of the spring water discovered at a spot near the medieval town of Tonbridge in Kent – later it was to become Royal Tunbridge Wells. […]

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Taking the Waters

Working has started on the next Bald Explorer episode. I shall be off to the Sussex and Kent border to taste the waters at the Georgian Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. I am working with my new cameraman, Jason Reeve, who as it happens, conveniently lives in the same town. Like my town visits […]

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Humphrey Kynaston – A Highwayman in his Cave!

The highwayman Humphrey Kynaston was a bit of a Robin Hood character – robbing the rich to give to the poor. But who was he and where did he live? I am the Bald Explorer, from UK television’s Community Channel and I am on the trail of this notorious blackguard. He had a fortified manor […]

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Myddle Castle, the home of a Highwayman!

Myddle Castle was the home to a highway man in the 15th Century. Now it is in ruins and fortunately protected. In this episode, the Bald Explorer is off in search of Humphrey Kynaston’s ancestral home to discover what is left of it. Richard Vobes is TVs Bald Explorer and in each episode he is […]

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Burning of the Martyrs…

Mary Tudor is best remembered by her nickname, Bloody Mary. She earned this by burning protestant heretics. Over 288 Marian Martyrs died as a result of her catholic faith, but was she really as bad as all that? Richard Vobes, TV’s Bald Explorer (catch him on the Community Channel) is in Lewes in East Sussex […]

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Britain’s Worst Avalanche…

Hard to believe but in the south of England there was a terrible disaster – in fact, the worst avalanche in British history and it happened on the site where a pub stands as a reminder of this tragedy. The Bald Explorer heads off to explore this tragic disaster in the Victorian era. He is […]

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