Me on the Telly

ITV’s West Country Tonight ran a series on people who do ‘different’ types of jobs. Rebecca Broxton called me to ask if she could come down and ‘ have a go’ at walling and who was I to refuse? So we set a date and met up one Wednesday morning in February. Apparently dry stone walling is a different type of job, I can’t see why. My Dad does it, my Uncle Cyril and my great grandfather did it. Even my brother does it in his spare time. Add to that all the people I have met over the years and up at the quarry, I am not too sure how odd it actually is? Tim and Rebecca spent hours with me, over half a day filming. By the end of it, I think they said they had 40 minutes of footage. This would be edited down to 3.5 mins, there wont be much of me in it so I thought I would take this time to thank everybody here that helps me on a regular basis. First of all to Edelgard who puts up with a lot, I could not do it without you. Then Dad who has taught me how to drystone wall, I would not be here today without him in more ways than one. Phil, thanks for giving up your holidays to come walling with me. Friends, neighbours, family, all of my customers and everybody at UTAX. Thanks for your continued support over the years, I really appreciate it. I doubt if any of this made it ‘to air’ so I hope you don’t mind me writing it here.