Storm force wind and gales hit the pretty little village of Torcross Devon for the second time this year all though no major damage was caused this time luckily. This footage was captured by are cameraman John the footage has been supplied to various news outlets including the BBC Spotlight lunch time news.
Cameraman John was the eye of the storm! South Hams Newspapers Ltd Friday, 14 February 2014
John said: ‘It was quite scary and very dangerous. I got down there just before high tide as I had some idea of what was going to happen. It was already really unsafe with waves and rocks coming over the breakwall and hitting the houses. Stones were even being thrown clear over the houses and landing in the road on the other side.’
‘I saw paving slabs cartwheeling down the front, you just had to be there to experience it.’
John’s videos of the night’s events and aftermath have received thousands of hits on Youtube.
In one, he interviews Bill Marsh, one of the few residents of seafront properties who was at home at the time.
In the video, Mr Marsh describes ‘the worst storm in 35 years’ and says he was ‘scared to walk around without a helmet.The police and coastguard were marvellous, and the community spirit has been really nice with everyone helping each other.’
To see Mr Walker’s video taken on the night last week’s big storm hit Torcross, visit our website. To see other videos by Mr Walker and for more information about his work, visit videotechmedia.co.uk
International Tiger Moth Rally
Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, England
17/18 August 2013
Videotech Media has been invited along again to film one of the most popular heritage events on the summer calender. The de Havilland Moth Club International Tiger Moth Rally,is returning to its home of Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire after a five-year absence.
In addition to delighting aviation enthusiasts, the event is set to be a mecca for vintage and classic car fans. The gathering will offer very “Best of British” with some of the country’s top vintage cars and vintage aeroplanes showing off their style in a unique Garden Party environment.
The historic parklands of Woburn Abbey first played host to club members’ Tiger Moth biplanes and their brethren in 1980, combining flying displays, club flying competitions, vintage and classic aircraft and motor cars. The August 2013 event promises to be bigger and better than ever, while still maintaining an authentically “old English” atmosphere which encapsulates all that is great about Britain.
Videotech Media will be filming Torbay Steam Fair at Brixham on August 2nd 3rd and 4th, This year they are very pleased to welcome back Willem and Monique Kelders from Holland they will be exhibiting their Fair ground Organs “Victoy” and “Locomotion”.
The Vintage Machinery Club have asked Videotech Media if they would film the clubs 39th annual two day working vintage rally, it will be held on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th August 2013 at Sorley Cross Kingsbridge TQ7 4AF.
The club’s chosen charity for this year is the Kingsbridge Outreach Project http://www.chemooutreachproject.co.uk and the club hopes to raise as much as possible for this worthy charity.
The Inn Theatre Company Dartmouth has asked VideotechMedia if they would film King Lear on August 6th – 10th at an open air performance at the Castle, after the superb results of Shakespeare’s twelfth night last year.
Twinwood Festival also known as “The Gleen Miller Festival” Videotech Media will be there filming as usual and enjoying the many live big band sounds from years gone by including Johnny Miller and his orchestra Johnny is Gleen Miller cousin. On August 27th 1944 at RAF Twinwood Airfield Bedfordshire Gleen Miller performed a concert for the aircrews using two trailers as a stage next to Twinwood Control Tower. It was the Control Tower that Gleen Miller was last seen alive on a bleak day in December 1944. From here he flew to his death with two others in a Norseman – a small aircraft en route to Paris to lead his orchestra.