Millicent has it's own fantastically talented sign painter. His name is Ken. Ken Bebbington.
As long as I can remember he has been adding his unique art works to the windows about town. I plucked up the courage and bailed Ken up outside the x-lotto shop earlier in the week, where he had just finished his latest work. He tells me he's been doing this for 30 years. That's a lot of Christmases! I cannot imagine a time without his special brand of talent adorning the windows of local businesses.
I explained the local history project I was doing and he kindly let me take his photo. I hope he didn't think I was too much of a weirdo. I had to talk myself into approaching him in the first place, but was glad I got over my fears and just did it.
I've often see him walking about town, going about his business, with a bag, and sometimes a ladder. He is a real talent and treasure to our town, and now when I pass him I can say "G'day Ken!".
When I was a teenager I had the bright idea of asking to be his apprentice ( I fancied myself of a bit of an artist). Well I never did ask him, and he is still doing what he does best and seems to be enjoying too!