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As a photographer I’m lucky to be able to contribute to the area’s most popular free community magazine. Not only that, the subjects tell me all about their lives, and then hopefully I write an interesting story. It’s a collaborative effort – and maybe because of that on some level I’ve made lots of friends.
‘My Dad came from an old Sussex farming family in the tiny village of Ifield, which developed into the new town of Crawley. My mother came from a completely different family; her family was artistic and ambitiously academic. They moved Read more »
Robin Mills met Julia Hailes at her home in Hooke, West Dorset. ‘My father was a prisoner of war, captured in Dunkirk at the age of 19. Apparently, he became expert at picking locks and tried to escape a few Read more »
I was born and brought up in Cambridge. My father was in the RAF during the war, afterwards becoming a flying instructor. I am blessed with probably the most generous father in the world; he always had time for us Read more »
Robin Mills met Louisa Hawker at her home in Salwayash, Dorset ‘I’m a Dorset person, born and bred. I was born in the old Dorchester maternity hospital, Somerleigh Court, quite some time after my older brother and sister. We were Read more »
‘I grew up at Burrow Hill, near Huish Episcopi, on my family’s cider farm, a carefree and creative early life. My siblings (Alice, Mary and Henry) and I had what people sometimes describe as a feral childhood, but we would Read more »
“I was born in Teddington, Middlesex—perhaps as a celebration of the end of the war! My three siblings were all pre-war and much older. From an early age I loved nature and that is a theme that remains throughout my Read more »
Robin Mills met Professor Denys Brunsden in Chideock, Dorset “I was born in Torquay in 1936, where my father was a postman; he didn’t have a lot of money, but really pushed me to stay on at school and pass Read more »
Robin Mills met James Lovelock in Abbotsbury, Dorset ‘I was born in 1919, and spent the first 5 years of my life in Letchworth Garden City being brought up by my grandparents; I then went back to live with my Read more »
‘Born Lindsay Ingram in 1948, I was brought up and educated in London. My Dad worked for The Land Registry in Lincolns Inn Fields, and my Mum is driving over this afternoon from Minehead to do the ironing. Luckily I Read more »
‘I was born in a little 16th century thatched cottage near Rockbourne in Hampshire in 1947. My grandfather was head gardener on the West Park estate, near Fordingbridge. The main house, part of a large estate, was pulled down just Read more »