Poole in Dorset was once a bustling working port but now is just a rather twee tourist attraction. Christoper Hill had a small fleet of lorries and seemed to favour Seddons and this smart example is being roped by its driver before setting off with its load of animal feed.

Painted in oils on canvas a few yearsago a painting like this would cost about £1500.

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  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 3 years ago

    I love the strong sun on the orange cab. Your detail on the tug (or barge?) in the background is beautiful. A great one, Mike!

  • Thank you Fran, that livery is a gift (as I remember it really was that bright) set off against the blue sky.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Mike!! You are a very talented man! :)

  • Thank you Wendi, I’ve never thought my work was outstanding enough to be commented on so kindly by a real artist such as yourself.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 3 years ago

    Excellent painting Mike. I used to car animal feed and wheat/barley line this in sacks. All loaded on by elevator. Catch em and stack em. Rope and sheet em. Those were the days and I was SO fit. – Ted

  • Thanks Ted, I know what you mean, I was in the sand and gravel tipper trade but even I was as fit as a butcher’s dog!

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonabout 3 years ago

    You humble me….. thank you! ….but your talent is SO special… !! xo

  • Aggpup
    Aggpupabout 3 years ago

    Great scene and showing roping when it was actually a real skill

  • Thanks David, yes I remember the struggle it could be from my time with the old Green Fleet and how I never missed that aspect of the job when I went onto tippers.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • James J. Ravenel, III
    James J. Raven...about 3 years ago

    This is great work, Mike.

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  • bonchustown
    bonchustownabout 2 years ago

    A really good work of art is a scene you feel you could walk into. And here it is! It’s not just the orange cab but the way you depicted the clouds and the water; even the yellow-tinged chrome bumper, as opposed to the blue-tinged passenger side windscreen. The colours and tones, I believe are what make it outstanding. My daughter reckons I should just say I like every single thing in this picture!

  • bonchustown
    bonchustown12 months ago

    Congratulations on making it to the front page Mike. Excuse my ignorance if this is NOT the first time; but it was a breath of fresh air to recognise one of your stunning images on the front!

  • Thank you George, it is the first time I’ve made the front page, let’s hope it’s not the last!

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Tordo
    Tordo12 months ago

    Nice work.

  • Thank you Tordo, love your work by the way and your sense of humour.

    – Mike Jeffries

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