Behind the scenes on location in Brixham

Behind the scenes on location in Brixham

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Live Camera Update

Live Camera Update

Hi All, I spent most of last night moving the live streams to the new server and it is settling in well. Today there has been a lot of buffering at Sea Breeze, Black Swan Cam and San Remo. I've spent most of the morning at San Remo talking to the ISP as we only have...

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Walking News

Walking News

We have some exciting news about the way we create and film our walks. We will be producing one video per month now but as VIP's, you will be following us on our journey throughout the month and helping us make decisions via voting polls (see below). We want to make...

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Update to VIP’s Special Videos Page

Update to VIP’s Special Videos Page

We have updated our VIP special videos page to make it easier to watch our videos in chronological order but you can now also comment on individual videos. This will allow you to provide important feedback to us so we can improve our content. Our walks will now be...

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Streaming Server Issues Resolved

Streaming Server Issues Resolved

In March of 2021, we installed our first ever 4k live streaming camera, Sea Breeze Cam. After it was installed, I discovered that our standard streaming servers, couldn't cope with transcoding 4k footage. Transcoding is the process of converting the live stream from...

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Photos of this week 26th June – 2nd July 2021

Photos of this week 26th June – 2nd July 2021

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The Cornish Coastal Pullman

The Cornish Coastal Pullman

A full day out from Wolverhampton and Tame Bridge to Penzance. The train was double-headed by two LSL Class 47 locomotives 47593 which is named Galloway Princess and 47614 plus eleven Pullman luxury coaches. The train set off at 5.09am and arrived at Penzance at 1pm ...

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HST Midland Pullman

HST Midland Pullman

The Midland Pullman is owned and run by Locomotive Services Ltd. ( LSL) The tour was from Eastleigh to Penzance and was the first occasion that the train has been to Devon & Cornwall. The power cars were numbers 43055 and 43046 which is named Geoff Drury...

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Website Outage

Website Outage

We apologise for the outage of the website today (23rd May 2021). A vulnerability was detected on the website at 00:47 so the site was taken offline as a precaution. We have been working with the hosts to repair the issue and to get the site back online as quickly as...

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Dawlish Brewery

Dawlish Brewery

At the end of the 17th century, there were six or seven pubs in a village of about 2000 residents. By 1845, there were more than a dozen and the population had increased to about 4000 people. Now, there are about 14,000 living in Dawlish and there are only eight pubs...

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The Funeral – Royal Visitor

The Funeral – Royal Visitor

Having written about the auction of the Dawlish Brewery in 1825 by my four greats grandfather, John Force, I have to say that I enjoyed writing about an actual event, even if the details of the story were a figment of my imagination. The problem was, as I mentioned in...

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At the fall of the hammer

At the fall of the hammer

My previous blog introduced Mary and her family, and it gave me the idea that my imagination could create an adventure out of any situation, even if it was only a work of fiction. However, I wanted to use a real event and weave a story where I could influence...

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Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing

Welcome to my latest musings about the past in Dawlish, which have formed the basis of my second book about the town: Eavesdropper – Dawlish Tales from Long Ago. For those of you who have been following these blogs, I have now recounted snippets of half a dozen tales...

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A Watery Tale

A Watery Tale

  Welcome to my latest blog and musings about Dawlish in days gone by. For much of its history, Dawlish remained a small and insignificant village where nothing ever really happened. The villagers lived their lives generation after generation, either tilling the...

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Dawlish – Anglo-Saxons times

Dawlish – Anglo-Saxons times

I do hope you are enjoying reading about the tales in my book of short stories: “Eavesdropper – Dawlish Tales from Long Ago.” Whenever I have done a talk about Dawlish, I have always said that the earliest settlement in Dawlish itself was established by the...

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Iron Age warriors

Iron Age warriors

Here is my latest offering about the tales in my book of short stories about the past in Dawlish, “Eavesdropper – Dawlish Tales from Long Ago.” Those of you who have been following the tales will remember that, so far, I have witnessed adventures in 1840, 1740, 1640...

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The Wedding

The Wedding

The Wedding. Continuing my blog about the book: ‘Eavesdropper – Dawlish Tales from Long Ago’, we now reach Chapter 3 - ‘The Wedding’. By now, I was beginning to feel that I had enough material to write a book; not necessarily a full-length tome, but maybe half a dozen...

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We have new broadband being installed at Sea Breeze and Black Swan Cam on Tuesday morning of the 28th. Expect outages on these cameras during this time.
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