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The Wor­ship­ful Com­pany of Black­smiths

black­smith­scom­pany.org This web­site pro­vides a his­tory of the or­gan­i­sa­tion dat­ing back to the me­dieval pe­riod. Many of its records are held at Lon­don’s Guild­hall Li­brary (see bit.ly/1l9qA8z).

Work­ing Class Move­ment Li­brary

wcml.org.uk/ our- col­lec­tion/ work­ing-lives/ black­smiths Lo­cated in Sal­ford, this li­brary has records re­lat­ing to mem­bers of black­smiths’ unions dat­ing back to 1920.

Univer­sity of Le­ices­ter Trade Di­rec­to­ries

bit.ly/1l9pFos This free re­source pro­vides digi­tised copies of trade di­rec­to­ries, of­ten list­ing lo­cal black­smiths.

Na­tional Direc­tory of Black­smiths

uk­black­smiths.com Al­though this web­site lists black­smiths work­ing to­day, it is valu­able for find­ing de­tails of old forges still in use.

Bri­tish Artist Black­smith As­so­ci­a­tion

baba.org.uk This pro­vides sim­i­lar in­for­ma­tion to the above, but to­gether they of­fer a very com­plete sur­vey.

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