Somerset Voices: Bill Redding (b.1908)

Bill Redding ran a blacksmiths shop in Lime Street, Nether Stowey, a village on the northern edge of the Quantocks. He and his father did the metal work for gates, bonded wheels for the wheelwright, repaired ovens, shoed carthorses, and looked after the local hunt’s horses. Bill Redding retired in 1976 after working in the shop for 53 years. At the time this recording was made the blacksmith’s in Nether Stowey was still operating.

Listen to Bill and read the transcript

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1 Comment

  1. Nicholas M Knight said,

    April 28, 2017 at 9:51 am

    My ‘Uncle’ Bill.
    Nick Knight Perth Western Australia


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