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‘TEACHERS TV’ FILMS IN ST.OSYTH
WITH A CLIMATE CHANGE THEME



On Thursday 28th January 2010 a small film crew from the Teacher TV channel arrived in St. Osyth to film a programme to be seen on the ‘Teachers’ TV’ digital channel 88, or on their web site at www.teachers.tv
The programme was on the subject of the ‘Weather’ and how it affects people in their daily work and lives including the effects of ‘Climate Change’ and the problems this could cause in the future. They wanted an opinion from those both farming the land and fishing the sea and to this end made arrangements with Guy Smith, St Osyth Farmer and Tony Talbot, St Osyth Fisherman to be interviewed in their respective working surroundings.
The pictures on this page are mostly of the filming with fisherman ‘Tony the Fish’, because he was easily available to the photographer.
Above shows his catamaran MollyT (named after his daughter) pulled up close to the beach for the camera crew to climb aboard. They were taken out to be shown the catch in his Lobster and Crab pots all of which were filmed.
This was not his first work for television as on 20th & 21st July 2006 he was filmed for a programme in the BBC ‘Coast’ series, though he comments you had to be quick to spot him!



The small TV team were Beth the producer, Joe the cameraman and John the sound engineer on the beach prior to boarding MollyT. Needless to say it was quite a cold day at about 3 degrees centigrade and not normal beach weather.



Tony Talbot is being filmed explaining the feature on his small weather station he uses each day, which shows wind speed and direction, maximum wind gust speed since last set, outside temperature and barometric pressure.



After they returned and disembarked Tony took ‘MollyT’ back to her mooring in the Bay. This picture was taken to show his normal method of return to shore. He might stand like a Venetian Gondolier but any similarity ends here! Joe the camera man is crouching to take some low level shots of him returning to shore.



Tony is seen here on his balcony reading into the TV camera the words prompted by an ‘Autocue’ machine.

He read a specially written poem about Global Warming and the changing temperature with its consequent sea water rises.
After reading the poem he was asked a number of questions on camera, the answers to which, gave him the chance to express his own point of view. He said first a distinction must be made between 'weather' and 'climate', the former being day to day changes, whereas the latter referred to the longer term changes over many years. He then spoke of a potential water temperature rise changing fish stocks with more temperate species coming into our waters such as Anchovies and Red Mullet only occasionally caught today.
Bigger species like Porpoises will appear more frequently and existing stocks may move northwards towards colder waters as the sea temperature is a crucial factor in the breeding pattern of our native fish and shellfish.
He was asked about any memories of the Great Storm of 15/16th October 1987and was able to produce an album of photographs taken of the destruction at the Bel-Air Caravan Park, adjacent to St Osyth Beach, where his parents had their caravan lifted and thrown upside down yards away, along with many other caravans, some of which ended up in the surrounding dyke, an occasion when winds gusted over 100 mph. This storm he said caused devastation over the whole of South Eastern England and not just in our locality, with barometric pressure falling below 960 mb.



After filming with Tony Talbot the team moved on to explore the effects of weather and a changing climate on the land, by visiting Wigboro Wick Farm, St Osyth, a large farm with the sea as its southern boundary. Here they interviewed Mr Guy Smith, who farms this land. (pictured left.)
In 2003 Guy Smith won the title of ‘Columnist of the Year’ in the ‘Periodical Publishers Association Awards’. He writes a regular column - ‘Smith’s Soapbox’ in ‘Arable Farming’ magazine and local media for his forthright opinions on agricultural matters.
In 2004 Guy won the National Farmers Union award for East Anglia with the title of Farming Ambassador of the Year. Now he has taken the next step electronically, by allowing all Internet users to share with him experiences, month by month, of farming and countryside based subjects in the East of England. These talks are on subjects with information of appeal to both adults and youngsters, with a love of the countryside
The URL below will link you to a page on ‘Facebook’, www.face-online.org.uk/podcasts highlight and click to open Guys page.
Guy has been reported in the past as describing the Government’s sea defence plans for coastal areas known as ‘Managed Retreat’, as another word for ‘Flooding’! - No doubt Guy’s Facebook report will reflect the visit from Teacher TV in due course.

10/2/10.
M.J.T.



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