Author Archives: Jonathan Swain

Yoke around the home

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Melanie models the newly acquired yoke from Hastings in pale blue. It has a lot of wood worm.

Paris yoke

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In one of the flea markets, a drunken camp milk maid, perhaps.

The Grange

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Rottingdean Museum has quite a large display dedicated to local agricultural workers in the period up to the second world war. It includes this woodwormed milkmaids yoke. It also has a lot of information on Rudyard Kipling and Burne-Jones, who … Continue reading

On the Beach

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  A simple yoke for selling food on a beach in Thailand, very practical, but I bet it gets heavy lugging it round all day. Lovely looking beach?