Urban Designer - Vernacular Architect - Maritime Planner - Owner-Builder - Servant of Piglet - Educator - Author - Revolutionary - Peacenik - Tour Guide 

Tony Watkins

 ~ Vernacular Design 

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ImageThe yard foreman was very unhappy when I called in at Timber Poles in Merton Road. His problem was that a whole truckload of poles had just been returned. He did not need it. He was trying to clear the yard as it was due to close down in a few weeks at Christmas. It was almost as a joke that I said I would take the lot. He offered a price I could not refuse. I suddenly found that I owned a truckload of poles. My problem was that they were in Glen Innes and I wanted them in the Hokianga.