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Footsteps

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Valley of the Kilns
(Reginald Le May 1885-1972) Presented by David Drew
Reginald Le May had many memories to console him in his retirement in Tunbridge Wells in the 1960s. Foremost among them was a pioneering journey he had made in 1924 to one of the most magical ancient sites in the Far East - Si Satchanalai , buried in the forests of northern Thailand. Little known even today, it is a city of ruined temples and elegant spires, of giant figures of the Buddha, and the site of hundreds of ancient pottery kilns. It inspired Le May, who became the first man to open the eyes of the west to the wonders of ancient
Thailand.
From Bangkok, David Drew traces Le May's arduous and eccentric journey by train, bicycle and elephant. The trail leads on to the present day, to the work of modern archaeologists and to ancient shipwrecks off Thailand's coast.
Photography PETER DE VRIES Series editor BRUCE NORMAN Producer BRIAN ADAMS
Book, 'Footsteps by Bruce Norman , E14.95 from booksellers
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Presented By: David Drew
Presented By: Reginald Le May
Unknown: Si Satchanalai
Unknown: David Drew
Editor: Bruce Norman
Producer: Brian Adams
Unknown: Bruce Norman

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