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Gareth Roberts Images

e-mail:
gareth@
garethrobertsimages.co.uk

Telephone:
01286 872462

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07867 810576


TRAVELOGUES

I am currently involved in and developing a series of works retracing historical routes, most notably ‘IN SEARCH OF THE KLONDIKE’ and am planning to move to producing radio broadcasts by 2014.

Among projects in development are:

IN SEARCH OF THE KLONDIKE

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In July 1897, the steamship ‘Portland’ landed in Seattle with 86 miners on board and two tons of gold. The news of the find grabbed newspaper headlines all around the world and overnight the name Klondike took on mythical proportions. Gold rushes in North America were nothing new, but none generated the delirium of the Klondike Gold Rush. Worldwide, it is estimated that 1,000,000 people actually set out for the Klondike. Of these only about 50,000 made it to the Yukon, a few thousand would pan the creeks, only a few dozen would find gold and a handful made – and invariably lost – huge fortunes. Among those that ventured to the wilds of the Pacific Northwest were the Welsh and in their midst one of my forefathers.

My aim is to retrace and ‘record’ the journey from Seattle to the Yukon by boat, walking across the Chilkoot mountains and canoeing 8 days down the Yukon. In Search of The Klondike retraces that epic journey from Seattle to The Yukon using the well documented photographic records taken at the time as templates for a filmed journey. It is an epic journey through some of the most remote landscapes in the world.

To record the 3000 mile journey (and my search for ‘the lost Welsh’) the intention is to produce work in many different media including magazine articles, radio, a theatre tour and internet broadcasting.

THE ROMAN ROAD PROJECT

In 2008 I was involved in tracing the lost Roman Road from Caernarfon, across north Wales to Chester (see ‘aerial surveys’ in COMMISSIONS). I later formed a team that monitored a 3-day 78 mile walk along its’ route and became the first people to walk it in about 1500 years. THE ROMAN ROAD PROJECT aims to retrace the route once more for a radio project.

 

IN SEARCH OF H.V.MORTON

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Another radio project will begin development in 2012. H.V.Morton was the pioneer of modern travelogue writing and in the 1930s wrote the iconic series of books ‘In Search of England’, ‘In Search of Wales’ and ‘In Search of Scotland’. ‘IN SEARCH OF H.V.MORTON’ aims to retrace his footsteps and car journeys to see how life has changed in the last 80 years.

IN SEARCH OF HILL FIGURES

HORSE

Iconic images of horses, well-endowed men and mysterious figures feature on many a hillside across the land. Some are ancient, others are modern, but each and every figure has incredible (and often eccentric) histories, myths and tales to tell. This radio travelogue aims to trace these mysterious yet beautiful works of art, present and ‘lost’, and discover exactly what they are and why people have spent thousands of years going to such an effort to scour these epic creations...and still do to this day.