Trevor White took Mr. Pegram and I deep into the old smugglers caves in Hastings, East Sussex. He is the Attractions Manager there as well as historian and what an enthusiastic chap he turned out to be, extremely passionate about his rather special caves. Take a listen to part of the exclusive audio tour above. […]
A splendid day of history investigation took place down at the Mary Rose Museum in Historic Dockyard, in Portsmouth. Jackie Shaw, Head of Communications, introduced me to the site and explained exactly what is on offer to look at and the purpose behind the amazing exhibits at the all important historic dockyard. The Mary Rose […]
A couple of years ago I take a two day journey to West Devon to explore the ancient city of Exeter to see what it’s like and discover some of its fascinating history. The ten minute video above demonstrates some of the beautiful architecture to be found in the city centre and the audio below […]
Paul Baxter, landlord, talks about the smuggling past of the Oak and Ivy public house in Hawkhurst, Kent. It was once the headquarters of the notorious Hawkhurst Gang who operated in the mid 18th Century. They were the largest and most certainly most violent of the smuggling gangs from that time. These days the Oak […]
Author John Butterworth talks to Richard Vobes for the Bald Explorer project about the coaching era at the Lion Hotel in the 18th and 19th Centuries. The Lion Hotel is Shrewsbury’s premier coaching inn steeped in history and was filmed in 2011 as part of the Bald Explorer series.