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Fascinating stories of people and places from the Deep South (of England), where the land meets the sea and anything can happen. Walking and talking by Beachy Head, Birling Gap, the Seven Sisters, the South Downs National Park, Eastbourne, Brighton, Sussex and beyond. Hosted by award-winning broadcasters Emily Jeffrey (Jerusalem Awards) and Cole Moreton (Radio Academy gold for Audio Moment of the Year, World's Best Radio Awards gold for Best Writing, BBC Radio award for best documentary).

Edge of England Cole Moreton and Emily Jeffery

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.9, 19 Ratings

Fascinating stories of people and places from the Deep South (of England), where the land meets the sea and anything can happen. Walking and talking by Beachy Head, Birling Gap, the Seven Sisters, the South Downs National Park, Eastbourne, Brighton, Sussex and beyond. Hosted by award-winning broadcasters Emily Jeffrey (Jerusalem Awards) and Cole Moreton (Radio Academy gold for Audio Moment of the Year, World's Best Radio Awards gold for Best Writing, BBC Radio award for best documentary).

    Lockdown Special: Looking For The Light

    Lockdown Special: Looking For The Light

    Escape in your head by bringing your ears on a gentle, uplifting wander along the coast with us in this special episode of a series that has been highly praised by the likes of Country Life and Radio 4's Podcast Hour: "I love it. Edge of England always has a Detectorists feel ... you get a lovely English countryside sense of having a hug." In this episode Cole and Emily explore the beauties and joys of a terrible situation, trying to find something to appreciate and be grateful for in lockdown. We walk the quiet paths and empty golf course and hear the birds sing. And we explore a story set in the stunning landscape of the Belle Tout, Beachy Head and Seven Sisters.

    Season Two, Episode Five: Winnie Sings!

    Season Two, Episode Five: Winnie Sings!

    Emily is astonished to be able to hear the voice of a woman with whom she has become obsessed: Winnifred Barnes, beautiful young star of the West End stage during World War One, who gave up her career to live, as an eccentric, on the edge of the cliff at Holywell.

    Season Two, Episode Four: The Mystery of the Son

    Season Two, Episode Four: The Mystery of the Son

    In which we pick up with part two of the remarkable story of Parson Darby, his hole and his life-saving life. Cole and Emily go to find out the truth about this local legend from historian Elizabeth Wright, who reveals a surprising twist in the tale. Why did a young man turn up in France … Continue reading "Season Two, Episode Four: The Mystery of the Son"

    Season Two, Episode Three: The Mystery of the Light

    Season Two, Episode Three: The Mystery of the Light

    In which we are haunted by a Spitfire yet again, before we go in search of the truth about a local legend. Who was Parson Darby? Where was his famous hole? Why did he sit in a cave in the face of the cliff for hours, day and night in all weathers, shining a light? … Continue reading "Season Two, Episode Three: The Mystery of the Light"

    Season Two, Episode Two: Wonderful Winnie

    Season Two, Episode Two: Wonderful Winnie

    Podcast exploring the extraordinary life of Winifred Barnes, Edwardian singer, actor and comedy performer, a West End leading lady during World One and a sensation of the age, who retired mysteriously young and ran away to the seaside at Holywell in Eastbourne, where she and her sister were considered "too racy" for the locals.

    Season Two, Episode One: Detectorists With Wings

    Season Two, Episode One: Detectorists With Wings

    In which Cole and Emily meet a man who makes supermodels look even better for a living, but who heads for the cliffs in his own time to spot birds as they arrive on their extraordinary journeys from the south reaches of Africa to the green hills of England. Why do they do that? What can … Continue reading "Season Two, Episode One: Detectorists With Wings"

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

kentishman56 ,

Brings back memories - and more

As someone who frequently vsiited Eastbourne (maybe 4 or 5 day trips a year) as a child growing up in the 1960s/early 70s, I am finding these podcasts not only bring back happy memories of those vsiits but also inform and entertain. Cole & Emily are great guides to the area and the podcasts a very enjoyable listen.

melaqueshia ,

Unexpected revelations

I had just returned from a lovely trip to East Sussex when a friend recommended that I start listening to this podcast. I only started listening to Edge of England a couple of days ago and already I’m on to the second series - I am hooked! I love the vivid descriptions of the landscape; about transforming demographic; ghostly tales and mysteries, the (nearly forgotten) war tragedies; Parson Derby, smugglers and all of it, actually. I really like how the presenters walk and talk across the areas they visit, I really feel like I’ve been transported along with them. Great podcast.

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