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?

Under Blackfriars bridge

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This miserable looking chap is part of the decoration on the path below Blackfriars Bridge, now station (tomorrow the world). The tiles portray cosy scenes of London Past in the way regeneration tends to. Sample quaint images, sell them back … Continue reading


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Painted wooden model of servants at work, retrieved from the tomb of Sebekhetepi at Ben Hasan. The 11th Dynasty, around 2000BC.

My trip to Glasgow

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Nice Media, a Brighton digital media company surprised me one morning, they asked me if I would tell them one of my stories to camera. It was a way of trying out different formats for interviews. For me good way … Continue reading