The Blacksmiths

The Blacksmiths

Blacksmiths tend to be associated with shoeing horses but in Victorian times, when this photograph was taken, their roles were much more varied. Virtually every village had one and they were commonplace in towns and cities as, before the days of mass-produced consumer...
The Blacksmith

The Blacksmith

This delightful photograph of a blacksmith shoeing a horse was taken in the north of England in the 1930s. At the time, horses were still the main motive power in many industries, so such scenes were commonplace. The internal combustion engine was, of course,...