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.Continue reading the main story
Slideshow photography and audio by Paul Glendell. Production by Phil Coomes. Publication date August 2011.