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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.
Robin Mills went to Lyme Regis to meet Diana Shervington. This is her story. “I was only about one year old when we moved from Ireland, where I was born, to the Isle of Man. For six years we lived Read more »
Robin Mills went to Bridport to meet Alex Coulter. This is her story. “My father was a tropical agricultural scientist, a soil scientist, and his job was in Trinidad at the time I was born. He came from a farming Read more »
Robin Mills went to Longburton, near Sherborne, to meet Wren Franklin. This is his story. “I grew up in the Winterbourne valley, between Winterbourne Whitechurch and Winterbourne Stickland. My father put the roof back on a pair of derelict keeper’s Read more »
Robin Mills went to meet piano player Ben Waters at Owermoigne, Dorset. This is his story. “I’ve always lived in Dorset; born in Weymouth, brought up in Southill, then Upwey, and that’s where my Mum and Dad still live. It’s Read more »
Robin Mills went to Symondsbury, Dorset, to meet Harry Harrison. This is his story. “I may not look like it, but I was born and brought up a Dorset lad. I would have been born in Bridport, but because I Read more »
Robin Mills went to Lyme Regis to meet Rosie Young. This is her story. “My twin sister Susy and I were born in Somerset in 1946. My grandfather, a tea planter in India, retired early and bought a house near Read more »
Robin Mills went to Cheselbourne, Dorset, to meet writer Eve Bonham. This is her story. “My school friends used to call me the storyteller—and I’ve been one throughout my life. I’ve scribbled in diaries, written letters and told tall tales Read more »
Robin Mills went to West Bay, Dorset, to meet Arthur Watson. This is his story. I’ve been in West Bay for quite a long time, now. I was born in 1936, in Surrey, and in 1939 at the outbreak of Read more »
Robin Mills went to West Bexington, Dorset, to meet Joy Michaud. This is her story. “I could definitely be described as a West Bexington person, but I wasn’t actually born here. My parents owned a house in the village, but Read more »
Robin Mills went to Chideock, West Dorset, to meet thatcher Dave Symonds. This is his story. “My interest in thatching started when I was 11 years old. I got off the school bus one day, and the local thatcher who Read more »