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John Marshall – Painter of Cows

John Marshall is renown world wide for his paintings of cows. It started as a joke twenty five years ago when he tried avoiding contributing art for a gallery exhibition. John used to sketch charcoal nudes. To exempt himself from the gallery he declared that he no longer painted nudes, but he was concentrating on […]

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The Brede Steam Giants

Back in 1900 the town of Hastings was rapidly running out of water. It had grown quickly towards the end of the Victorian era and all the traditional sources of water had been developed. The Borough Engineer was tasked with finding a reliable and an additional 1,000,000 gallons of water per day. He found it […]

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The Ouse Valley Viaduct

In this video I am off in search of probably the most elegant viaduct in Britain, the Ouse Valley Viaduct. Built to span the valley close to the village of Balcombe in Sussex as part of the London to Brighton railway in 1842, it is a splendid example of Victorian civil engineering. Stretching across the […]

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The Long Man of Wilimington

The Long Man of Wilmington has long been a mystery. The strange figure, cut into the north slopes of the South Downs above the rural village of Wilmington with his two staves, has baffled experts for years. Who is he? What is he doing there? I’m Richard Vobes, TVs Bald Explorer and I am in […]

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The Bedham Mission Church

The UK is filled with strange oddities. Take for example the red-brick remains of a roofless church in West Sussex tucked away in a small hamlet called Bedham. Once home to woodcutters and charcoal burners the woodland is now a nature reserve open to the public. The tiny community that lived here for generations after […]

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Smallest Church in Sussex

The Bald Explorer is off in search of the smallest church in Sussex. Lullington Church, part of Cuckmere Churches, is tiny, only 16 feet square. It is a hidden gem in the East Sussex countryside on the South Downs. Used now for as the backdrop for weddings, it still has regular services for the community. […]

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