Ethel M. Clark in Woolaston, Gloucestershire - early 20th Century

from Their small corner, page 90:

One of the favourite haunts of the village children was the blacksmith’s shop. The blacksmith, big and brawny as one would imagine, sang at his work. In his leather apron and with his sleeves rolled up we watched him make the shoes and we loved the hiss as they went red hot into the cold water. As he worked the bellows he sang,

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cite as

Ethel M. Clark, Their small corner. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:148, p. 90. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Woolaston, Gloucestershire


Listening to

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a Blacksmith's song performed by a Blacksmith

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:47:23 +0100
Approved on Fri, 24 Aug 2018 16:35:59 +0100