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Rebuild the city gates

2021 will mark the 550th anniversary of Margaret of Anjou and Gloucester’s contribution to Yorkist success at the Battle of Tewkesbury. To mark such a momentous occasion, there are plans afoot to construct a replica of the city gates.

If […]

Congratulations Angie’s Bar!

I had a magnificent night at the start of the year celebrating with the team from Angie’s Bar in Bull Lane. They have been recognised for their invaluable input into the night-life economy in Gloucester and they couldn’t be […]

Showing off my new bells

I have truly been overwhelmed by all your support since my attack, and I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that I have not one, but two new bells!!

Unbeknown to me, my lovely friend Lyn Cindery set up a crowdfunding page […]

I’m still plastered at Heathrow

It’s been a while since I told you lovely lot that a huge picture of me had been plastered onto a wall at Heathrow Airport. In case you’re wondering, I’m in the arrivals hall at Terminal 3 day in, […]

The press is having a field day

Last month I wrote on this here blog about the incident back in November when three yobs tried to steal the tools of my trade. I’m absolutely flabbergasted at the amount of attention that this has received in the […]

A true Dickensian Christmas

I love a good Charles Dickens tale as much as the next man, so was thrilled to be invited to Portsmouth Harbour’s Dickensian Christmas festival back in December.

It was such fun, I marshalled the main gate and parade, and […]

Feeding the hungry at Gloucester Royal Hospital

I must tell you this remarkable story from the end of last year. I had the pleasure of teaming up with Gloucester Feed The Hungry to distribute donated toys, gifts and chocolates to the children staying at Gloucester Royal […]

Feeling ‘all shook up’

I am disappointed to tell you that something nasty happened to me right on home turf. Back in November, as I was leaving a talk in Gloucester I was accosted by three youths who tried to steal my tricorn […]

My annual review: 2018

Well, well, well. It’s that time of year again. Get ready to sing auld lang syne (which way do the arms go again?) and neck a few nightcaps, for it’s time to welcome in 2019.

I always tend to get […]

Meetin’ ’n’ greetin’ on Broadway

Following my post dedicated to Armistice Day last week, I thought it only right to mention the absolute privilege I had to host and compere at the Broadway Theatre in Lewisham.
 I performed in the guise of Sergeant Barker, my […]