Terrapins the Size of Dinner Plates and Family Graves

Terrapins the Size of Dinner Plates and Family Graves

The plan was to take a walk from Ditchling in East Sussex to a secret bunker hidden in the countryside, but the weather has defeated us. However, we shall do the walk later in the Spring – meanwhile, Darren tells me about the peculiar giant terrapins in the local pond and of his ancient family […]

More Tales From Willow Farm – Farming Methods 100 Years Ago!

More Tales From Willow Farm - Farming Methods 100 Years Ago!

As requested, I am reading a few more chapters from the book Rambles Around Willow Farm by Arthur O. Cooke, written for children at the turn of the 20th Century and just before the First World War. It is fascinating how much work went into the traditional farming methods. I am not reading the whole […]

In Search of Hawkesbourne Castle near Horsham

In Search of Hawkesbourne Castle near Horsham

In today’s video I am treading in the footsteps of one of my viewers, Glen Johnson, who stalked the woodland above Horsham in search of Hawkesbourne Castle – a fortified moated manor house built, apparently, BEFORE the Motte and Bailey Castle a mile to the south. I have trouble keeping the woodland path marked on […]