A Ride on Victoria, the Traction Engine

In this video the Lovely Julia and I ride on Victoria, the Traction Engine. Sitting on the trailer, we’re pulled by a beautiful piece of mechanical history. Victoria is a steam driven-traction engine, originally in service during the Victoria Era to power a threshing machine. Farmers around the Petersfield area in Hampshire in the 1880s […]

Exploring Parham House Walled Garden – Part Two

Today I have the pleasure of exploring Parham House’s walled garden with the head gardener, Tom Brown. This is part two of two videos in which we take a stroll around the fabulous gardens and explore their contents and learn a little of the history. Recorded in June 2018. The gardens consist of beautiful Pleasure […]


Binsted Woods, in West Sussex, are under threat. The highways Agency propose driving a new A27 Arundel bypass through them destroying ancient woodland, neolithic earthworks and long established track-ways from Saxon times. Julia and I visit the part of the woodland earmarked for tarmac and chat to Emma Tristram about the impending horror that will […]