Bream Heritage Walk

15 – Quab Cottage Branch,

Further along the track, on the bank to the left, is a house called Quab Cottage. This house was used as a location for parts of the 1986 television series The Singing Detective, starring Michael Gambon and written by Forest born playwright Dennis Potter.

A photo of Quab Cottage
A 1930’s photo of Quab Cottage from The cottage has been extensively modernised since the photo was taken.

Potter often had scenes for his productions filmed in the Forest and sometimes local “extras” were used.

A photo of The Singing Detective mural by Tom Phelps
The Singing Detective mural at the Globe Inn, Berry Hill. The mural was created by Tom Cousins