Author Archives: Richard Stokes

About Richard Stokes

Richard Stokes. Childhood spent in Milford-on-Sea. Now lives in West Bay Bridport (recent move)Educated in Art Schools - Winchester, Birmingham and Portsmouth. Worked as art administrator: Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Midland Group, Nottingham; West Midlands Arts, Birmingham; Gateshead Garden Festival; Arts Council; Minories Art Gallery, Colchester; West Midland Arts. Also involved with the former Limpets Restaurant. Keen sailor.

Ikon and John Salt

I was invited to the private view of paintings by John Salt at the Ikon in Birmingham.  John Salt was the first artist to show at the Ikon and then he had a major show in 1975 curated by my … Continue reading

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A quiet place in the New Forest

Royal Oak North Gorley Fo peace and quiet go to North Gorley, 2 miles south of Fordingbridge.  There is a small plain with wild cattle, horses and donkeys, tranquil ponds and a thatched pub. The pub serves good food and … Continue reading

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One of the dirtiest cars seen

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Signsmith van

Seen in Lymington on Easter Day.

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Another couple of Jersey tractors

Seen last August. I just love these old salty workhorses.

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Pretty Triumph

Bank holidays seem to bring out pretty motorcycles.  This Triumph is another good looking bike on Lymington High Street.

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Kooky flower pots

Near to the skip that I have photographed in Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, England, are these kooky teapot flower pots.

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A small Antipodean ‘batterie de cuisine’

Further to my obsession with kitchen gadgets – the Antipodeans seem to have got something going: the orange sieve goes back to the late sixties and is still in remarkably good condition, I thought that the stainless mesh would pull … Continue reading

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My new Voigtländer – well old actually

I bought this on Easter Day – yesterday from a fascinating dealer of motor memorabilia I found in Lymington.  Almost the only trader open.  I also bought a model Citroën H Michelin by Editions  Atlas. It is bright yellow with … Continue reading

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Skip in colour

This is the same skip as shown in the Zenit blog.  It’s quite organic -seems to grow and change every day. Oh, it’s not taken on the Zenit – this is on a Fuji Finepix AV, 14 megapixels.

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More Zenit b&w

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Wainsford Road – spring

Wainsford Road is a back road from Pennington to Everton, it’s away of getting from Lymington to Milford-on-Sea when the main A337 – Christchurch road is congested.  It also happens to be a very pretty road at this time of … Continue reading

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Citroën H Type light truck

This truck is owned by a painter and decorator, Ray Barrett.  It has been seen in Southern Road, Lymington, where he is working on a house exterior. It is in beautiful condition.  I don’t know if this was an original … Continue reading

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The Westmark potato peeler

This is a photo of my first Westmark potato peeler. I purchased it in about 1969 at Rackhams in Birmingham, incidentally, at the same time, I also bought a Jotul cast iron frying pan and a bright orange Cuisine Queen … Continue reading

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Kenelm Cox

                                              This is a work (multiple limited edition) that was shown at the Ikon in 1968 or 1969. … Continue reading

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The Park FM

This is what I have picked off the web about Park FM.  A taxi driver from Network Cars of Lymington told me about it.  I don’t seem to get it on my radio – might be being a bit thick … Continue reading

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Zenit XP12

A further addition to the Zenit story.  I thought I needed a couple of extra lenses so having browsed the internet for good value second hand M42 lenses I discovered Ronald White at hhtp:// . You have to phone him. … Continue reading

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This is a photo borrowed from Andrew to show what a dzho looks like.  Yes they really do exist.  This is his comment “This is a baby dzho. A cross between a cow and a yak, I think (I hope … Continue reading

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Fave Places to Eat and Drink

I have given up on Lymington a bit for eating out.  There are goodish places but nowhere that is exactly excellent.  The Fisherman’s Rest is a pleasant foody pub, but remember it is still a pub.  Near Lymington are: the … Continue reading

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Cute Harley seen in Lymington

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