We have at least two different Blacksmiths attending Living Heritage Craft Fairs in 2019, bringing an insight into this fascinating and very traditional English craft.

Stokes of England is a long standing family business, now run by Chris Stokes, but started by his dad, a master smith and farrier at the age of eighteen, many years ago. Chris himself has been a blacksmith for over thirty years. He says he loves his work because of the creativity involved; the knowledge that he is leaving a legacy in his work that will last for many many years into the future and that fact that he never knows who his next customer will be.

We also welcome Caley’s Blacksmiths – another traditional blacksmith demonstrating this traditional craft and selling some very unusual work.

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