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Pyecombe Smithy - April 1947

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Pyecombe Smithy - April 1947

Blacksmith and Farmer talk in the doorway of the smithy.
George Garland Collection
West Sussex Record Office Ref. No. Garland N27625

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In this print from the George Garland Collection, we are transported back to April 1947 in Pyecombe, West Sussex. The image captures a timeless scene of rural life as a blacksmith and farmer engage in conversation at the doorway of the historic Pyecombe Smithy. The forge stands proudly amidst its picturesque surroundings, showcasing the craftsmanship that has been passed down through generations. Its stone walls exude an air of history and tradition, while its doors offer a glimpse into a world where hard work and skill were paramount. Both men wear aprons, symbolizing their dedication to their respective trades. The blacksmith's hands bear witness to years spent shaping metal with precision and expertise. Meanwhile, the farmer's weathered face reflects his intimate knowledge of the land he tends. This snapshot not only immortalizes two countrymen deep in conversation but also serves as a testament to an era when such interactions were commonplace. It reminds us of simpler times when community connections were forged over shared experiences and mutual respect. Preserved by the West Sussex Record Office Ref. , this remarkable photograph transports us back in time to an era defined by hard work, craftsmanship, and camaraderie - values that continue to resonate today despite our ever-changing world.

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