|Comment||Tinted view of the village Smithy, one of the men seen here was Sam Nunwick.|
D063 – Blacksmiths, Undated.
Blacksmiths – Undated
As the above photograph.
The village blacksmith would have made farm implements, horse shoes ( and fitted them), any work which involved forging metal except tin which was the job of a whitesmith.
One of the men seen here was Sam Nunwick.
At some point, John Benson was also registered as a Smithy and lived in Esholt.
This is now a private house.
The Smithy stood at the entrance to St.Leonard’s Farm, which is on the corner of Station Road and Chapel Lane, during the eighties it was used as the vets surgery for the television series Emmerdale Farm, it is now part of the house.
21 June 2018.
My great grandfather was a blacksmith in Esholt. Address shown as New Row and The Street. This photo may have been him.
16 July 2020.
Consolidated by Elaine Ellwood. 03 May 2021.
Last updated: 05 May 2021.