I have a connection with John George Haigh, the Acid Bath Murderer, who in 1949 murdered Olive Durrand-Deacon. He was held in a Horsham police station before a hearing in the town hall. Haigh murdered six people that was confirmed but he claimed more, dissolving the bodies in sulphuric acid in a large oil drum.
I am join by Martin Snow today to explore the important early paintings in Hardham Church. Dated around 1100AD, these recently uncovered paintings demonstrate just how vivid the early Norman churches would have been on the side. Also, Hardham Church is a wonderful example of how Saxon and Norman rural churches looked like in their […]
I am joined by Martin Snow today and in search of the Hardham Tunnel, a special tunnel on a cut on the Arun Navigation in West Sussex. There was a route to and from London by water back in the 18th Century. It came from the city on the River Wey, then down the Wey/Arun […]
Today I am up early to cross the old Shoreham Toll Bridge over the River Adur in West Sussex. The grade 2 listed crossing was first built in 1781 and later rebuilt in 1916 and then recently renovated at huge expense. Until 1970 it took road vehicles, including buses and lorries. It was part of […]
Today, I am taking a stroll through the West Sussex downland town of Steyning. Originally a Saxon settlement, it grew to become an important port town – the River Adur ran closer than it does today. The Norman’s built their castle close by at Bramber and the railways linked it to London for a hundred […]
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 […]