John Hancock talked about his work at English Hurdles, Curload, Stoke St Gregory, a company producing willow products. These were mainly hurdles but also rose arches, bowers and chairs. John originally works on harvesting willow in the 1990s, and describes machinery now used in cutting and hauling the willow from the beds.
Ivor Hancock, basket-maker, explains the craft of basket-making by undertaking the various processes during the recording. Ivor talks about the tools and shows how each one is used at the various stages of making a basket, he discusses the types of willow used and the different weaves in making baskets.