We use cookies to improve your experience, some are essential for the operation of this site.
Blacksmith Working Horseshoe On An Anvil
of 1

Blacksmith Working Horseshoe On An Anvil

Digital Item
Julie Thomson
This item is active and ready to use

Due to recent events we are temporarily suspending orders of physical print copies. Digital download orders will be unaffected and can still be placed. We will resume physical print orders as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding, and if you have any queries please contact us on support@imageleicestershire.org.uk.

Blacksmith Working Horseshoe On An Anvil
Smith working horseshoe on anvil, with hammer

Negatives Collection, Leicestershire Record Office

The blacksmith is named Dick Thompson, believed at the time to be the oldest working blacksmith in England, having worked for almost 80 years. He and his son John Thompson (also a blacksmith) both worked in the Glenfield area. On 30th July 1949 they featured in an article in the Illustrated Leicester Chronicle newspaper.
Leicestershire County Council - The Record Office
Personal use only unless otherwise agreed