The Quest For England – The Theft of Graffham Down

The Quest For England - The Theft of Graffham Down

After the second World War the agriculture practises changed dramatically. The fear of not having enough food and being self-sufficient if we needed to caused great swathes of the countryside, including hedges, rough ground, meadows and woodland to be torn up and put under the plough. In the place of diverse herbage a monoculture of […]

My World of Books and Why They Are Important to Me

My World of Books and Why They Are Important to Me

Something a bit different today. Many viewers have observed the many books on my shelves. I do love books. The house ideas, thoughts, words of wisdom. I find they are places to go when organised strands of argument is sought after, or deep contemplation is required. So less noisy that the electronic world of the […]

The Quest For England – In Which I Explore The Sussex Downs near Woodingdean

The Quest For England - In Which I Explore The Sussex Downs near Woodingdean

The Sussex South Downs are beginning to fascinate me more and more. After the second World War much was bulldozed, flatten, scraped and turned into monoculture. I am curious to see how the landscape has changed and out it is being used today.I am in north-east of Woodingdean in East Sussex exploring some of the […]

The Quest For England – In Which Julia and I Walk On The Downs Near Mile Oak

The Quest For England - In Which Julia and I Walk On The Downs Near Mile Oak

The Lovely Julia and I are out for another evening walk. We are strolling over the South Downs – I know I have been doing a lot of South Downs Walks recently – from Mile Oak Farm toward Truleigh Hill. It is a beautiful evening and for once I am not chased by bovines. PLEASE […]

My Story – In Which My Telling of Childhood Memories Continue.

My Story - In Which My History of Childhood Memories Continue.

More childhood memories. This time what t was like at primary school as a food monitor and what happens when you buy too much licorice. Do share your memories in the comments below, especially if any of this has jogged your memory a bit. PLEASE SUPPORT THE BALD EXPLORERMy videos are funded by people like […]

The Quest For England – In Which I Explore Old Developments on the South Downs

The Quest For England - In Which I Explore Old Developments on the South Downs

It is hard to believe that at one time there were several plans to build many houses on the top of the South Downs. Harder to conceive is that was a scheme to build a massive motor track on the Downs north of Foredown Hill. Luckily these ideas didn’t come to anything, but they very […]