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 […]

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 […]