Saturday, October 27, 2012

For Those That Enjoy Blacksmithing....

Britain's Longest-serving Blacksmith from David Hedges on Vimeo.

Britain's longest-serving blacksmith is still forging iron in his workshop - at the age of 84. Hardy Fred Harriss, 84, first picked up a hammer and tong aged ten in 1938 and is still working every day 74 years later. He has worked back-breaking 12 hour days fixing steam engines and aircraft, as well as making railings and ornamental iron pieces. And the hardy blacksmith - who refuses to wear gloves for the blistering work - claims he will NEVER retire from the job.


  1. "Hardy" Harriss indeed. One of the reasons Britain used to be great.

  2. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)October 27, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Love when you post these videos of craftsmen. So much knowledge will be lost if it is not passed down to the younger generation. C.W. is right, people like that build nations.


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