Joined: Dec. 2004
||Posted: Aug. 29 2005, 00:21
|Quote (JBG @ Aug. 26 2005, 19:58)|
|Both Videos were filmed at Througham in what was the live room of mikes studio, In Dulci Jubilo was originally recorded at the beacon, This version can be heared on the B side of Don Alphonso, this was either re recorded or remixed in the new studio at Througham and was decided to be released as the main A side.|
When did you stay at the beacon? Has it reopened as a hotel?
Thanks for clarifying the facts for me JBG .
I stayed at The Beacon in July. It's now a small B&B, two rooms. Fantastic breakfasts though, fresh friut,orange jiuce, cereal, toast. Option of "Full English" with free range eggs and local free range bacon and sausages , don't think I've had a breakfast as good as those as the Beacon . (Walk up Bradnor Hill or along Hergest Ridge to burn off the calories though:laugh: ).
The rooms are reasonably priced too. The main trade is from walkers or golfers, Kington Golf Club (incidentally the highest in England is about 100 yards away), or they'll probably now be many bookings by MO fans too now.
At The Beacon I found myself drawn to the lounge, fantastic open fireplace, ( Great to sit around in winter with a bottle or two of the local cider ) , and the balcony. The Balcony has stunning views over Kington and The Ridge, can see to the Black Mountains to the south on the clear day.
I sat on the balconyfor hours, just watching the moon rise over Kington and Hergest Ridge, I could imagine Mike doing the same during his time at The Beacon , a fantastic sight to behold . Do take a walkfrom Kington up Hergest Ridge,( especially whilst playing Hergest Ridge, as you walk along), you won't be dissapointed.
I'd put a link in to The Beacon website, but I'm not sure how to get them to work, but here goes anyway
I'm going slightly mad,
It finally happened, I'm slightly mad , just very slightly mad
If you feel a little glum to Hergest Ridge you should come.
I'm challenging taboos surrounding mental health
"Part time hippy"
I'M SUPPORTING OUR SOLDIERS
BRING OUR TROOPS HOME NOW!!