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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 Corscombe, West Dorset to meet Eva Harvey. This is her story. “My memories of wartime Weymouth are quite vivid, where I lived as a child. We were on Wyke Road, and I can remember bombed houses, Read more »
Robin Mills went to Dorchester to meet Town Crier Alistair Chisholm. This is his story. “I was born in Surbiton, Surrey, the archetypal suburb, famed location for the TV series The Good Life. My father came from Aberdeen, and worked Read more »
Robin Mills went to Bridport to meet photographer John Miles. This is his story. “My first memories, being born in 1939, are of war damaged Croydon, near where we lived. The aerodrome was heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe, and after Read more »
Robin Mills went to meet Nonie Dwyer in West Bay, Dorset. This is Nonie’s story. “My life started in rural Australia, on a beautiful 100 acre farm where my Mum bred Welsh Mountain ponies and raised cattle. My brothers like Read more »
Robin Mills went to Rampisham, in West Dorset, to meet Peter Thomas, wood-turner and stick-maker. This is Peter’s story. ‘I’m a Wiltshire moonraker: born between Calne and Marlborough on the Wiltshire downs, and I grew up in a small village Read more »
Robin Mills went to Nether Cerne in the Cerne Valley, Dorset, to meet medical herbalist Eleanor Gallia. This is her story. “It was the River Cerne which drew my father to Nether Cerne when he first came to Dorset. I Read more »
Robin Mills went to meet Bill Crumblehome in Upwey. This is Bill’s story. “I started pottery when I was at Weymouth Grammar School. My big brother was at the same school, and he had fun with clay sculpting: he’d made Read more »
Robin Mills went to Fivepenny Farm at Wootton Fitzpaine, in the heart of the Marshwood Vale, to meet Jyoti Fernandes. This is her story. ‘My life started in Iowa, in the Mid-West of the USA. My mother was Italian-American: her Read more »
Robin Mills went to meet Peter Gostelow in Godmanstone, in the Cerne Valley. Peter has spent the last three years returning from Japan, travelling through 30 countries, covering some 30,000 miles… on a bicycle. This is his story. “I suppose Read more »