|Forge House on the London Road (photo courtesy of Jean Craigmile)|
The location today
Forge House was the home of the Baker family. Three generations of blacksmiths worked at the smithy or forge which was to the left of the house, along Old Forge Road.
John Baker with sons John Henry and George, and grandson John Henry Baker junior, all worked in the trade. In an area where farms and coaching inns once abounded
this would have been a busy forge. No doubt the men also helped to repair mill tools and machinery if required.
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