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Blacksmiths: Keeping the craft going

Duration: 10:53

Blacksmiths were once one of the mainstays of any rural community. Able to turn their hands to just about anything from making nails and horseshoes to ornamental gates and even new wheels for carriages.

There aren't many of them about now, but the ones that are left are determined to keep the craft going, like Joe Mason who works from his forge in the grounds of Cotesbach Hall near Lutterworth.

Available since: Wed 31 Oct 2012

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Ben Jackson 30/10/2012

Ben brings you surprising stories from Leicestershire and Rutland with the news after 5pm.

First broadcast: 30 Oct 2012

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