As Tasker commented on my previous post, BBC2 is currently showing a series called Villages By The Sea, showcasing various coastal locations around the British Isles.
I happened to catch the recent episode about Laxey, here on the Isle of Man, when browsing the iplayer options on my Samsung tablet.
Although much of the information was already familiar to me I did learn some new interesting facts about Laxey's history and mining heritage and it was amusing to watch the presenter enthusing about the local attractions we take for granted.
It was an enjoyable way to pass a dark and rainy evening.
There are several other locations visited in the course of the series but if anyone is interested in seeing our local Village By The Sea here is a link to the episode...
I watched the one about Parkgate near Chester the other night. Very interesting. It mentioned the Irish emigrating to Blighty.ReplyDelete
Thanks Dave. I'll watch that one next.Delete
Laxey was the last in the current series, although they are all still on iPlayer. The whole series has been excellent, as have previous series (so long as you can bear the enthusiastic resenter).ReplyDelete
He seems very enthusiastic, even without the sound and just subtitles.Delete
I have watched the series and found it fascinating.ReplyDelete
I must take a look at some more episodes.Delete
Must watch these, i see I can get a couple of series in i-player.ReplyDelete
Hope you enjoy it.Delete
Thanks for the heads-up re. this programme JayCee. It very much sounds like my cup of tea.ReplyDelete
It seems I am a bit late to this particular party, but I hope you enjoy the programmes YP.Delete
We have a series here on small towns in Pennsylvania. I think I would enjoy your series too.ReplyDelete
It is interesting to see your home towns through the eyes of others.Delete
Not available on this side of the pond as they say... :)ReplyDelete
Ah, sorry Ellen.Delete
A series I meant to watch but forgot all about. No doubt it will be repeated before too long, so if it's at a reasonable hour, I'll watch it. Being an hour ahead here some programmes are just too late for me, as an early riser, and I don't have iplayer.ReplyDelete
There isn't usually much worth watching these days but I found this one interesting.Delete
I shall keep an eye out for the programme. You never know....ReplyDelete