Wednesday, 21 September 2016


Hokum Mike

Logo attempts for our band.....which one do you like??

It Pays to Buy Good Tea

My old faithful and well-traveled tea chest bass. From a canal bank in Marsden to Bourbon Street, New Orleans.....via the Asda at Wigan on a bank holiday Monday...

Blues Harp

Blues Harp, as played by Hokum's Jason Kerry

Where's me Washboard?

Zinc washboard, as played by Hokum's Gordon Wood (with thimbles)


Steel bodied resonator guitar, as played byHokum's Jason Kerry

Friday, 9 September 2016

The Magdale Stump

 I cycle past this wood carving in Magdale  by local artist Heather Crompton. My sketch doesn't do it justice, it's much more subtle and is based on the industrial history of Magdale, with its water wheel, shuttles and bobbins twisting around the old tree stump.