Archive | July, 2018

A Ride on Victoria, the Traction Engine

In this video the Lovely Julia and I ride on Victoria, the Traction Engine. Sitting on the trailer, we’re pulled by a beautiful piece of mechanical history. Victoria is a steam driven-traction engine, originally in service during the Victoria Era to power a threshing machine. Farmers around the Petersfield area in Hampshire in the 1880s […]

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Exploring Parham House Walled Garden – Part Two

Today I have the pleasure of exploring Parham House’s walled garden with the head gardener, Tom Brown. This is part two of two videos in which we take a stroll around the fabulous gardens and explore their contents and learn a little of the history. Recorded in June 2018. The gardens consist of beautiful Pleasure […]

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Exploring Parham House Walled Garden

Today I have the pleasure of exploring Parham House’s walled garden with the head gardener, Tom Brown. This is part one of two videos in which we take a stroll around the fabulous gardens and explore their contents and learn a little of the history. Recorded in June 2018. The gardens consist of beautiful Pleasure […]

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Exploring May Hill, Gloucestershire

This is second part of my hike over the Gloucestershire Hills from Huntley Hill to May Hill where I have been told I will seen seven counties. On the summit of May Hill I have been advised there are 99 planted trees. Will I find them? My videos are 100% funded by people like you. […]

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Exploring Huntley Hill to May Hill, Gloucestershire. Part One.

I am on a hike through Gloucestershire. I am starting near Huntley, a small town off the A40, and north of the Forest of Dean, climbing the hill named after it and then over the summit towards May Hill to the north. From there, so I am told, I will see seven counties from one […]

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SAVE BINSTED WOODS!

Binsted Woods, in West Sussex, are under threat. The highways Agency propose driving a new A27 Arundel bypass through them destroying ancient woodland, neolithic earthworks and long established track-ways from Saxon times. Julia and I visit the part of the woodland earmarked for tarmac and chat to Emma Tristram about the impending horror that will […]

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