But there have been some successes:
BBC TV made a 5 minute film about the site for their local news
BBC Radio 4 Midweek, hosted by Libby Purves, talked about the battle
and the tapestry we were making
BBC Radion4 Loose Ends - a travel programme with Sandy Tosvig - talked
about my walk from Fulford towards Hastings, sleeping in the woods along
were erected on the A19. They were placed just to the north (the English side)
and the south (the Norse side).
I have worked with journalist working for national paper titles to
write stories about the battle of Fulford but none of these has ever made
it passed the sub-editor and been published.
Two film companies have felt it worth while investing in research and
even short pilots to submit to the History Channel - Both projects failed
since nobody has heard of Fulford. Isn't one of the important roles of the
media to inform them about matters?
The Yorkshire Post has been an exception to the criticism of the
media since they have carried almost all of the releases and stories.
I have also worked with some excellent journalists from The Time and Daily
Telegraph so it is their editorial department that have blocked
I am disappointed that stories i sent to the more liberal papers such
as the Guardian/Observer and the Independent have been ignored. I tried
hard to get these journals to pick up the story about the public
inquiry with phone calls and letters but had no response.
Not everything that was sent out managed to get published. Here are
some of the pieces that were 'spiked' by editors.