One of the ‘perks’ of working in media production is all the fascinating places you get to go film at. Oh – and all the background research done when doing the location planning visits and expand on as part of post-production. We must also not forget all the interesting people you get to meet and interview who are usually subject matter experts and so blow your mind with their knowledge and enthusiasm for the project. And last but not least – finding all the best ‘rest stops’ which can range from breakfast specials to cream teas.
A recent film shoot started in the afternoon following an early morning shoot for another program. We took a midday break and met the afternoon client at Lilly’s in Wickham. Cream scones, tea and fresh fruit juice sorted us all out. We all enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere.
Suitably energised we then made our way to Wickham Church. Our afternoon client (Peter from the Saxons in the Meon Valley Group) has commissioned us to produce a video about the Meon Valley, its Saxon Heritage and also the importance of the River Meon in directly and indirectly impacting human settlement.
One of the assignments that afternoon was to film St Nicholas’ Church at Wickham.
The Church dates from 1120 and most likely replaced an earlier Saxon church but nothing of that remains. The site of the Church is Saxon in style in that it is a raised mound and is circular. Inside are many wonderful stained glass windows and a 16th Century wall monument to Sir William Uvedale and a richly decorated albaster tomb to dating from 1615 to Sir William and his wife.
More pictures of the inside of St Nicholas’ including the stained glass windows and tomb can be seen here.