Shoeing a horse

Like his father and grandfather David Caswell works as a blacksmith in Badsey. He makes and repairs asparagus knives and other special tools used for market gardening. The Vale Magazine ran a regular feature 'Tales from the Forge' drawing on David's large collection of stories.

This series of photographs takes you on a short tour around the village of Badsey in Worcestershire. The pictures were taken in 2000, 2001 and 2002 by Richard Phillips and Elizabeth Noyes.

See also 'The Village Blacksmith' chapter in Aldington and Badsey: Villages in the Vale.

Updated 3 May 2003.