Tim Brooke-Taylor OBE

Tim was born in Buxton and remains a passionate supporter of Derby County Football club. While at Cambridge, as a result of a promise he made to the Derbyshire Education Committee, he joined the Footlights Club and became president. His colleagues included John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

Tim is probably best known as one of ‘the Goodies’ and he has been part of the radio programme ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue’ since the beginning in 1972.

His full biography is here. More about Tim and The Goodies here.



Simon, farmer and television presenter, was born in Dethick, Derbyshire.  He farmed Littlemoor Farm for many years before moving into Manor Farm which his father farmed for many years before him.

Details of Simon’s professional activities in Television and the Media can be seen here.

Simon and his wife Gilly provide Bed and Breakfast accommodation at their Manor Farm, Dethick near Matlock in Derbyshire – one of the most romantic and historic houses in the Peak District. 


james Lewis

James has now been an auctioneer for over 20 years and has been auctioneer of the year the last 3 years running.  In this time not only has he been involved with a great number of television programs such as The Antiques Road Show, Bargain Hunt and Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, but also supports and works with several charities including The Born Free Foundation, PETA, the Derby premature baby unit and, of course, Tiny Tim Trust.

Details of James’ professional activities are available here.

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James podgson

Worked in Tea and Coffee trade since 1988. Involved in various aspects of the trade including…Logistics, Production Line Design and Implementation, Sales and Promotion of Northern Tea Merchants, Generic Tea and Coffee Promotion on behalf of ‘the trade’, on both national and international platforms.
Tea and Coffee Blending, Coffee Roasting, Contract Packing, Own label and Branded Packaging Design and Development, Liaison with tea and coffee plantations and Co-operative groups. I have written and contributed to many articles in tea and coffee trade publications