Author Archives: Richard Stokes

About Richard Stokes

Richard Stokes. Childhood spent in Milford-on-Sea. Now lives in 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.

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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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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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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Jane’s Cambodia pics

My friend Jane Worthington has just returned from Cambodia.  A few of her pics.  They are fairly self explanatory. Copyright Jane Worthington

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My Russian camera

For fun I recently purchased an old SLR camera from my local  pub.   It was a Zenit.  I had heard of the make, at art college it was the cheapskates’ SLR.  Posher students having Prakticas and Pentaxes.  My friend … Continue reading

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Are camels trucks of the desert?

Are camels the trucks of the desert.  These camels are enjoying the comfort of a ride in a Nissan truck in the Egyptian desert not far from Sharm el Sheikh.   Picture copyright by Byron Richards

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A Truck’s very near miss

Look at the picture above and you can see where this driver Broke through the guardrail, on the right side of the culvert, Where the people are standing on the road, pointing. The pick-up was traveling about 75 mph from … Continue reading

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Get back Smoking in pubs – to a degree

The Nederlands Government decided November last year the smoking ban  will no longer apply in small bars that have no staff.  Small means less than 70 sq.m. (about (750 sq.ft.) The reason is that these small but popular bars (bruin … Continue reading

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Adios a la ristorante Punto Blanco, Barranco

I visited Lima three times in the last couple of years.  I had two favourite restaurants, Punto Blanco on the Circuito de Playas, Barranco and Bodega de la Trattoria by the Huaca Pucllana on Avenida General Borgono. Punto Blanco was … Continue reading

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