Saturday, 22 March 2014


After many delays through the stormy English winter, our first epic documentary production is finally completed.
The documentary focusses on what was originally a D shaped blockhouse gun platform, and built by Henry VIII on the site of a former hermitage in Tilbury, Essex to repel raiders and invasion by foreign forces along the river Thames corridor to London.

The fort that we see today, was largely the work of Sir Bernard De Gomme, architect to Charles II, and was completed in 1682.

Walking away from the rear of the Water Gate and 17th century chapel
During the 19th century, further modifications and improvements were added by General Charles Gordon, and the only casualties of war during it`s long history was the shooting down of a First World War Zeppelin, and the destruction of an 18th century barracks block by the Luftwaffe in WW2.

For the very first time we have incorporated aerial footage which will become a standard of all future presentations.

Another first, is that we are using increasingly new and original music composed by Chris Halton which has afforded two new aspects. One is that the music is written to actually fit the mood and direction of the presentation, and the other is that it should be free of copyright issues through Google.

Unfortunately it hasn't helped the latter, and there have been issues with the use of my own work and that of some others which has forced me to re-consider being with Youtube.

 I have reluctantly decided to make this my last sharing through their network.

I have other free to use sites where you will be able to view my new releases without restriction. The Google Youtube account will remain to ensure that my earlier work is still available to view, and of course, the Vimeo account will always be available and used.

On this video:

We were very fortunate that English Heritage through their manager, Kevin Diver, had allowed us free and unrestricted access to film - often in places not open to the public. We were unable though to shoot in the magazine tunnels because of excess floodwater from earlier storms.

Leaving the raised `Dead House` - A temporary mortuary
As a bonus at the end of the main presentation, we carried out an investigation in a building called, `The Dead House`. This was built in the 17th century and was used to store bodies from frequent illnesses and accidents on site. Malaria was a huge killer of both soldiers and civilians at the fort, and was rampant until the late 19th century when the cause of the disease was tracked to water storage tanks on site. After filtering the water, the mosquito spread infections came to an end.

Inside this almost forgotten room, we picked up some paranormal activity which is shared in this production.

On behalf of Haunted Earth tv, we hope you will enjoy this presentation.

Please note: The Vimeo link will be available when ready.

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