Britain's remaining traditional tannery

A family-run tannery in Devon is believed to be Britain's only remaining traditional oak bark tannery still in production.

J & FJ Baker & Co Ltd is based in Colyton, Devon, and has been owned by Andrew Par's family for 150 years - although a tannery is said to have existed in the area since Roman times. Here Mr Par outlines the process used to transform hides to leather.

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Slideshow photography and audio by Paul Glendell. Production by Phil Coomes. Publication date August 2011.

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