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A few photos from Robert BESTER’s collection marking the occasion 9 years ago when we formally opened Chain Bridge Forge as a museum. These photos show Geoff Dodd who used to own the Forge and is re ...
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Jenny Spratt says on Facebook. This is my great grandfather in the doorway of his shop. It remained a family business until 1983 and is now Image hairdressers. ...
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A Farrier makes and fits shoes to horses, a trade which was central to daily life before motorised transport. Properly shoeing horses is an important responsibility, as it prevents damage to horses’ ...
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Were your family Trades people? Why not look them up in the attached Trade Directories an extract from the University of Leicester collection covering 1828 to 1919 Pigots 1828
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Photo which shows the fairs which occurred in Donington. This one looks like a horse fair but similar events would of happened for woad and flax ...
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Tribute has been paid to one of Spalding's longstanding traders. Charles Stennett, known as Horace, died at his home ...
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Nigel lovely produce but the box tells its own story of a nursery in Willow Walk. ...
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