Normally Phil an I have a trip out somewhere on the Monday, but this year Phil was asked if he could do a interview about the tractor pulling with Jon Robson for the radio station that is saturated on the GDSF site.. Steam FM. Link to their website..... http://www.steamfairfm.com/ That was planed for 12pm, so with time to kill Phil and Norman set up the PA equipment. It was funny watching them. They set it up 3 times, it didn't work every time. They were getting more an more confused, until they discovered that one of the speakers had a broken connector. Having the speakers in line if one speaker is out the others don't work. James Yardley very kindly rewired it an all was soon working. Jon arrived spot on time an the interview started. They recorded 11 minutes of materiel, Jon then headed off to edit it. Jon later phoned Phil an said he had cut it down to 3 mins 40 sec's and it was going to be played at random times through out the days of the show.
Next day while we was getting ready to go out for the day, the radio was on when suddenly...……...
Our trip out..... First stop was to Tolpuddle,
In the 1830s life in villages like Tolpuddle was hard and getting worse. Farm workers could not bear yet more cuts to their pay. Some fought back by smashing the new threshing machines but this brought harsh punishments. In 1834, farm workers in west Dorset formed a trade union. Unions were lawful and growing fast but six leaders of the union were arrested and sentenced to seven years’ transportation for taking an oath of secrecy.
The Tolpuddle Martyrs.
Ok do you recognise this location? it has been a main feature in a crime drama television program. Of course we're in Broadchurch..... sorry West Bay, I got confused then.
To get it out the way we headed up the very steep coast path to the top of the cliffs. I took a breather before I was carried up by Phil,
I'm no mug! he he he.
Few.... I let Phil get his breath back, he was puffing like one of the traction engines back at the show. Over looking West Bay.
By my reckoning the lad in series one of Broadchurch was thrown off here.
What do you think little birdie?
Now I know when they make a tv program they can alter locations, but I didn't know that they had this up here.
A golf course.
Knowing my families repatriation with golf courses, I'm very tempted to have a bit of fun. At this point Phil was shaking his head.... spoilsport.
I took this, a panoramic shot.
A cool shot of me. I have mentioned this a couple of times about someone getting in on the photo, photo bombed I think its called, this photo was, can you spot who?
The arrow points him out.
Here's a closer look. Barry Bee.
Oh look some bod just jumped off that hill, either that or he/she may of found that kite a bit to much to handle.
We found the cop shop, but all was out on a job.
Oooo just think DAVID TENNANT has stood here!
Have I said that he played the best Doctor Who of all?
Oh look you can buy or let this unit, Phil...……….
One of the possible benches that the lovely Olivia Colman and David Tennant sat on while filming.
Best mates together. Rare to get Phil in a photo, not that he is shy, but he is always taking the photos of me... I work him hard.
A nice fly past by the RAF Rescue Helicopter.
In West Bay graffiti is down to a bare minimum. This is all I found.
Oh hang on I've found some more.
West Bay has a fantastic place called The Custom House. Its one shop but with loads of nooks an crannies full of new, old and home made products.
I soon found a bargain, a Doctor Who Cyberman helmet going for £3. Well that's great, it might come in handy for my Doctor Woz spin off.
Had to try it on.
What do you think about Crocs? I was thinking about buying a pair when Phil said "No" I then agreed with him that they didn't really go with my street cred.
Loads an loads of stuff to look at, you can be in here for hours.
The military section, from ammo boxes to Vulcan (the jet plane) cockpit instruments.
Outside I found a VW camper metal storage box, nice but for the price...….
Even at nearly half price...…. TILT!!
It don't matter where I go, Doctor Who pops up, or in this case a Police Box.
Looking inside it was formally used as a ticket dispenser.
Hunger beckons, an being by the sea there is only on meal for me....
Severed with a wonderful smile by Tina and.... hiding around the back... Lucy, serving the traditional Great British meal of fish and chip's.
Arrr fully filled up I needed a sit down for a while. Here looked a nice corner for a rest.
Humm I could quite easily dose off.
"Here Phil, Bung a pound in mate!" "please"
I love the coin pushers.