An­cient tra­di­tion lives on

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Coat­i­cook

It’s sur­pris­ing some­times where I get my sub­ject ideas for the “Por­trait” ar­ti­cles that I write weekly for this news­pa­per. For this week’s spot­lighted Town­ship­per, I had to go all the way to Mon­treal to get my ‘lead’. While vis­it­ing Les Forges de Mon­treal, the me­tal forge

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Photo Vic­to­ria Vanier

Photo Vic­to­ria Vanier

Ro­main Frances ham­mers a piece of iron into a dec­o­ra­tive piece with speed and deft­ness; traits of a mas­ter black­smith.

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