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Photos of James Arthur Harrison (1883-1969), Blacksmith and Farrier

B/w photo showing corner of paved yard; boy on horse; two blacksmiths stand in doorway to smithy looking into the yard

Roger Davis has provided two photos 'This photo c1915 shows Jim (centre) with his nephew Clem on the horse. I don't know who the other man is. I was told that Jim had several forges in the High Street area as well as one by Syon Park and another in Hounslow. Unfortunately, I don't know which one this is.'

B/w photo, small boy on piebald horse whose head is held by an elderly man in a kilt; a cheery 40ish man with blacksmith's apron stands by the boy

'c1922 shows my uncle, Jack Harrison on the horse with my grandfather, Jim Harrison (Blacksmith And Farrier), most probably at Ham Wharf (see advertisement in background for Emanuel Smith). I don't know who was holding the horse.'

'Jim used to travel between 1935 and 1939 to shoe the Atora oxen (actually bullocks) that pulled the Atora Suet Pudding advertising wagons. '

Published May 2010