Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Blacksmith's shop

Hidden away in darkest north Yorkshire in the little Swaledale village of Thwaite is one of the few working traditional blacksmiths I know. This one has been going for many years.

The ancient door has the marks of many tests of the blacksmith's work. Mostly branding irons used to mark the horns of sheep and formerly cattle too to identify the owners in days before tags.

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