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maine moose

Wheelright

Well folks if the rain is getting you down and you fancy a look at an old craft a mate of mine is doing a detestation of wheelrighting  in  The Atkinson Southport. They are making / rebuilding a Southport shrimping cart, Phil Gregson is doing the wheelrighting. He was awarded his Master wheelright just this February he is a 4th generation wheelright I think (I know his granddad a real old school craftsman) he was saying you could get all the Master Wheelrights into one car. He's on face book have a look the  wheelrights shop is his page.
maine moose

wheelright

in the paper today http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk...kinson-this-week-101022-34335224/  
have a look
bodger

Its vital that these old skills are retained, its a shame for them to disappear. Once they're gone, they're gone forever.
sandrar

Thanks - I'll take a look at his FB page later. My Grandad was a wheelwright, farrier and blacksmith. I can't remember ever seeing him make a wheel, although I do have a few old photos and his apprenticeship papers. I can distinctly remembering him shoeing old cart horse though and in later years doing more intricate metal work alongside mending old machinery and making gates.
bodger

My ancestors were obviously barrel makers.  I don't think that are many if any Coopers left in the UK. Most barrels these days are made on the continent for the wine industry.
brummie nick

We had one in 2009.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodan...icts-demise-of-barrel-making.html
maine moose

I know there is a cooper still trading he on Phil's page based in Birkenhead, Phil's granddad Edward Crowhurst use to do craft shows round the place, last time I over he had taken up coopering as a bit of a hobby and made an oak pin size barrel just for fun. Wanted it for my cider making but a no go  
bodger

Did you see those barrels I got last year? North American oak, made in Spain and then shipped to France.
maine moose

I saw your pics smart looking barrels there's some on Ebay and a home brewing site just the price puts me off ...lol
maine moose

Well folks just to keep you all up to date Phil was being filmed today by the BBC Countryfile program. I seen lots of the stills that where  taken whilst it going on, looks good. When the date for viewing gets know I will let you folks know.
maine moose

Well Phil will be on the BBC Countryfile this Sunday it will show him hooping iron shod wheels he made and a shrimping cart out on Southport sands. Lets hope its a good show after all the work he put in to it  
bodger

I'll book it in to watch MM.
horace

I usually watch Countryfile look forward to seeing it
12Bore

Timer set
brummie nick

I've just watched the program on catch up, he did a great job with the wheel.  
Captain Cockerel

Just along the road from us.

http://www.speysidecooperage.co.uk/

I could also post a pic of the "barrel graveyard" which is about 500 yards from our house. It would make you sick to see them get pulped and chipped.

Steve
Captain Cockerel

Captain Cockerel

Phew.. Finally sussed out how to upload to the forum without a pc.

This pic shows the barrel graveyard across the field from us. See the 40' trailer on the left for perspective.

Steve
Rena

Captain Cockerel wrote:
Phew.. Finally sussed out how to upload to the forum without a pc.
Steve


can ya share your secret....?
Captain Cockerel

Hi Rena,

What device (s) do you use?

I have both Android and Apple devices but don't have a functioning laptop or pc anymore. I don't really need one to be honest.

Steve

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