The Exmoor Radio Show – Episode 8

We discover Porlock Weir’s fascinating Boat Shed Museum | Santa Steam Specials On the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway | Lynmouth’s Boxing Day Tug of War | The director of the film Winter Ridge talks about the challenges of filming in the Lyn Valley

The Exmoor Radio Show shares stories and conversations with the people who work and play in Britain’s most magical national park. The programme is recorded on location in Exmoor and produced in Lynton by Keri Jones. In this episode of The Exmoor Radio Show:

Keri Jones from Exmoor Radio meets Derek Purvis, the founder of Porlock Weir’s Boat Shed Museum. Derek talks about the museum’s masses of memorabilia and articles that document the wartime shipwrecks along the Bristol Channel. Sometimes official reasons were given for the wrecks. Derek shares some alternative theories. And Derek talks about Porlock’s leather craft industry, whose workers decorated the homes of the wealthy and even royalty in the late Victorian and Edwardian era. (00:57)

The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway is hosting Santa Specials throughout the festive season. Keri Jones discovered that a power cut could not take the shine off a steam-powered treat that will entertain hundreds of children this winter. (11:16)

Lynmouth’s Tug of War is a Lyn Valley Boxing Day tradition. Keri chats with the Bath Hotel’s Lucy Howe about their event, which proved highly competitive last year. Lucy welcomes both spectators and participants. (15:26)

Keri Jones talks with Dom Lenoir, director of the movie thriller ‘Winter Ridge’, which was filmed around the Lyn Valley. Dom talks about the challenges and special qualities of this Exmoor filming location. And Dom reveals that there could be a small screen spin off. (20:11)