The Last Blacksmith by Ron Hewit

The Last Blacksmith by Ron Hewit

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The Last Blacksmith by Ron Hewit

The stone forge now sits blackened and cold, the bellows to either side are silent, the anvil shrugged in a hessian sack to protect it from rust. But close your eyes and you can imagine the heat of the fire on your face, hear the sound of a blacksmith at work, his hammer shaping hot metal with power and precision and ringing rhythmically on the anvil... This is the story of Bob Hewit, who for 53 years worked as a blacksmith and farrier in the village of Heiton in Roxburghshire and who was the last in a long family line of craftsmen stretching back five generations. It is the story of my dad...