Griff Rhys Jones visits Rowhedge

On Monday morning, if you were in the vicinity of Lion Quay you might have spotted a camera crew buzzing around a bearded man in an orange coat and wondered what on earth was going on!

It was in fact, television presenter Griff Rhys Jones, visiting Rowhedge as part of filming for a new ITV documentary ‘Around the Coast’. He visited the village with Teresa Higgins, Lord Mayor of Colchester. This isn’t Griff’s first visit to Rowhedge – he filmed part of ‘Lost Routes Around Britain’ a few years ago, which included recreating the journey of a Thames sailing barge along the River Colne, and he made a visit to Rowhedge to sing sea shanties in The Olde Albion!