‘They whipped him to within an inch of his life,’ is how the story opens in Tales of Olde Sussex by Phillip Mercer. In this fireside yarn, I recount the terrible dead that befell a small scale farmer living near Balcombe in the Ouse Valley, in West Sussex around 1730. It is the story of […]
Today I am looking at the delightful village of Tillington in West Sussex. I have two videos of this lovely place. In this one Mike Wheller is my guide. He used to be the publican at The Horse Guards, back in the day when ‘it was a real pub’, as he says. It is still […]
Do Griffins exist? Is it possible that one was brought back from Egypt and kept near Wiston in West Sussex only to escape sometime later into near by woodland? These are the question posed the author of a pre-Victorian book about legends of Sussex, and I am also asking the questions as I stalk in […]
Julia Hartley and I are scouting the landscape around the famous viaduct in the Ouse Valley at Balcombe in West Sussex. A story has emerged of a terrible deed that transpired back in the 1730s and before I recount that tale in another video, I wish to explore the countryside. Apart from the famous edifice […]
This is a behind the scenes vlog of my recent video about the Thakeham Ghost. I give insight to how I film, the location of my story and problems one occasionally encounters. In the story a ghostly lady haunts a country crossroads and warns a farmer to return home because his house is on fire. […]
Cold weather has kept me in today. I am sitting by the Esse Ironheart looking at the stories in my 1834 book by Phillip Mercer, Tales of Olde Sussex. It has inspired me to make more storytelling videos in and around Sussex.