Vobes Show 1835

May 25

This is an extra long special show with some rather interesting beers from Brewdog brewery and others. I tell the story of my trip to Scotland and we look back at some music that we have enjoyed over the years. It a slightly mad show. Thanks to Charles Stell for the food supplies too!


May 15

Its another beer show with Jimmy and Richard and this time we have the cheapest beers you can find currently on the shelves of the supermarket Morrisons. There is Piddle in the Hole, Master Brew and Brewers Dark. Each one under £1.40 and in bottles. They maybe cheap, but what do the beer experts think in the Beach Hut in this episode? Oh, sorry they left the building before we arrived, but we can give you our view! :)

The Vobes Show 1833

May 05

Well, it is another beer show and Jimmy Hastel and Richard Vobes  are back in the the legendary Beach Hut recording another podcast for all our lovely listeners. In our quest to find the perfect real ale we sample another three. This time they were purchased from the Worthing Waitrose store, which I note seem to more expensive that most unfortunately. Maybe that is something to do with the government’s increased tax they ave imposed on us all.

Anyway, on to the beers. In this show we sampled the very lovely Thornbridge Brewery’s Jaipur which I was thrilled to discover was a very hoppy beer, similar to Hop Wallop by the Victory Brewing Company in the USA we had when we were over there. I do like a nice kick in the hop department.

Next up was the Hogs Back Brewery, a celebratory ales for the Queens 60th year as monarch. This was called Majestea. It was in fact a spruced up version of their T.E.A ale with an increased in alcoholic content of 10% to a lovely 5.2%. It was rich, deep and malty and I did enjoy that.

Finally we had the Meantime Brewery’s London Stout and after a little debate between the difference of a stout and a porter, we found this pretty good, although Jimmy wasn’t as delighted with it as I was.

Enjoy the show, we also discuss car parking, the merits and complications of WordPress websites and the joy of researching the old historic directories for the Bald Explorer episode I am working on.

Looking for the House of Correction

May 04

Richard and Jimmy are again in Petworth fully engaged in their research for the next Bald Explorer episode which will available on the Bald Explorer website. In this podcast, after a general discussion about the merits and delights of the buildings to be found in this lovely old market town in West Sussex, the boys are off in search of the old House of Correction. It was the Bridewell or Prison and was a grim places complete with treadmill and handcrank for prisoners use.

The Bombing of the Petworth School

May 04

In 1942 a stray bomb hit the old boys school in Petworth resulting in the deaths of 28 children and 2 teachers. The school has been build by the third Earl of Egremont in the early 19th century in North Street, very close to Petworth House. Richard and Jimmy got to investigate this tragic event and look for the graves of these boys in a disused grave yard.