Category Archives: Developing the yoke

Mystery yoke

This gory version of a yoke was in an exhibition, can’t remember where or when, but it is an excellent example. Photographed at luchtime on the 10th January 2013.

The Grange

Rottingdean Museum has quite a large display dedicated to local agricultural workers in the period up to the second world war. It includes this woodwormed milkmaids yoke. It also has a lot of information on Rudyard Kipling and Burne-Jones, who … Continue reading

On the Beach

  A simple yoke for selling food on a beach in Thailand, very practical, but I bet it gets heavy lugging it round all day. Lovely looking beach?

Under Blackfriars bridge

This miserable looking chap is part of the decoration on the path below Blackfriars Bridge, now station (tomorrow the world). The tiles portray cosy scenes of London Past in the way regeneration tends to. Sample quaint images, sell them back … Continue reading


Painted wooden model of servants at work, retrieved from the tomb of Sebekhetepi at Ben Hasan. The 11th Dynasty, around 2000BC. Egypt