Friday 2 November 1990

Crockerton On The Airwaves


BBC Wiltshire Sound's weekly programme Down Wiltshire Way features Crockerton on Sunday 25th November 1990.

Presenter Gerry Hughes meets Paul Dale, who has established a vineyard on the outskirts; Suzanne Wiltshire, who explains the history of her 16th century home, Timber Cottage, and its unusual folly; and Bath Arms landlord Carl Halsey, who runs a pumpkin club for pub regulars.

Crockerton was for several centuries a pottery making village, hence its name. This is related by Dennis Blagdon, who tells of his former working days at the now closed Crockerton Brick and Tile Works.

George Curtis talks about helping to transform the former brickyard clay pits into the attractive Lakeside Garden Centre; and also interviewed is potter Jane Mobach, of Bull Mill, who is carrying on Crockerton's traditional role as a pottery centre.

The programme is broadcast at 1.05 p.m. on the Sunday, repeated on the following Saturday, for early risers, at 6.30 a.m.

Warminster historian Danny Howell did research and arranged the interviewees for the programme.