Monday, July 05, 2010

The Tur Langton blacksmith

Ignore the item on Maurice Chevalier at the start when you click on the picture and are taken to a video on the British Pathe site. Skip to 0:32 and Will Rogers of Tur Langton.

You remember Tur Langton.

This newsreel film was shot in 1946, which suggests that Mr Rogers was born in 1866 and began work in 1881.

More film of him at work, though without the patronising commentary, here.

1 comment:

dreamingspire said...

Now I see. I couldn't understand the picture that you had there earlier: a blacksmith with a shop front and buckets? The blacksmith that I remember on the eastern outskirts of Helmsley (N Yorks) had a small yard always full of things like big square rakes for towing behind tractors and then a simple building for the forge. Doubled up as a very warm bus shelter.