"Once the aluminium ladders came in, I made the odd one for a window cleaner who wanted a made to measure ladder but that was it. There are now only a few people left who can make the wooden ones." … [Read more...] about Are these England’s last traditional craftsmen and women?
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Former music teacher Will Sherman is one of just a handful of professional arrowsmiths in the UK, making medieval replicas of historical artefacts in his forge in Avon, near the Hampshire-Dorset border. He took up the craft nine years ago, building a forge in his back garden using a steel sink and bellows made from pallet wood and sofa leather. … [Read more...] about The traditional crafts in danger of dying out
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