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    Barrow Gurney on the Bristol Road is the site of a blacksmith shop run by two women.

    "No spreading chestnut tree adorns this smithy, nor even a mighty blacksmith." M/S of two women working at a furnace. A red hot horseshoe is removed from the flames. "Eve's arms are not brawny, but they hit just as true." M/S of woman hammering the horseshoe on an anvil, horsie stands outside waiting to be shod. M/S of the girls, one holding the horseshoe on the anvil, the other beating it with a large hammer. M/S of the horse being shod. His hoof is filed, woman smiles at the camera.

    "Everything comes in a day's work to these modern feminine blacksmiths." M/S of woman turning handle on a drill. M/S of the other woman filing a piece of metal. M/S of the two women standing and smiling at the camera.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 509.

    Note: excellent film of women at work.

    Safety print exists. Probably to be found on "Fashion Fun and Fancy" roll.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:09:00 / 01:21:49:00
    EP 207
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    EP 207
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    Religion & Politics
    rt Temporary Workspaces: 3.2.2011 18:01 Blacksmiths
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