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end of the line for historic boatbuilding in Faversham?

This is Standard Quay in Faversham It remains a working quay and home to historic craft particularly Thames sailing barges. The fabric of main wetherboarded building is listed for it’s historic value, the grazing marsh around is protected as a RAMSAR site but the crafts and trades which have centuries of unbroken history are not […]

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Sheffield council to audit metal trade skills.

Sheffield is famous across the world for steel, cutlery and metal trades. Steel was first mass produced here using the crucible process and stainless steel first made into cutlery here in 1913. Times move on however, the majority of that kind of manufacturing moved out to China and Sheffield Council have successfully invested in rebranding […]

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