The Quest For England – In Which Lee Dallyn Tells Me What Farmers Really Do

The Quest For England - In Which Lee Dallyn Tells Me What Farmers Really Do

I have been curious what farmers in England are doing to protect the wildlife in the country. The period after the Second World War saw intensive farming remove hedgerows, combine smaller fields into larger ones, the increase usage of pesticides and herbicides and other such horrors which changed the face of the traditional farming landscape. […]

The Quest For England in Julia and I Take a Walk Over Whitehawk Hill Near Brighton

The Quest For England in Julia and I Take a Walk Over Whitehawk Hill Near Brighton

On the request of a viewer, the lovely Julia and I take a stroll over Whitehawk Hill from the east side near Woodingdean to the west side to the grandstand and the neolithic camp. We follow the course of the race track and take in the sights and sounds of nature at the top of […]

The Quest For England – In Which I explore One of Brighton’s Last Trams

The Quest For England - In Which I explore One of Brighton's Last Trams

Today I am visiting Guy Hall, the chairman of the Brighton Tram 53 Society which aims to restore Brighton’s one of the last built trams, number 53. Brighton Corporation Tramways ran for 38 years from 1901 until 1939, of the 116 tram cars built by the Corporation at their Lewes Road Depot, only 1, number […]

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 […]