The first episode of M G Boulter’s podcast to accompany the upcoming release ‘Clifftown’ is now available to stream.
Welcome to Episode 1 of the Clifftown podcast. In this episode M G Boulter meets and speaks with Essex institution, Brian Denny. Denny recently released the traditional folk compilation album 'The Working River’.
A naturally affable and warm man Brian is great for stories and local lore. Over the years we had regularly met to walk around the more desolate places of the county including the Dengie Peninsula (the site of one of the oldest largely intact churches in England, St Peter’s by the Wall in Bradwell-on-Sea, built in the 690s by the patron saint of Essex, St. Cedd) and the shores near Canewdon trying to picture the Battle of Ashingdon, which took place nearby and where King Cnut was victorious over the Saxon king, Edmund Ironside.
For the interview we met up in more anodyne surroundings on the edge of the suburban Highlands Estate in Leigh on Sea. We started talking straight away about the common myths of these parts - the highwayman Cutter Lynch and the Sea Witch Sarah Moore.