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Alastair Simms cooper in the press again

January 2009 saw a bunch of press articles about “the last master cooper”I put links to some on them in my blog post here.   There was clearly something about a craft which everyone had heard about being potentially endangered that struck a raw nerve and warranted a lot of news coverage, all good news for […]

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a commemorative gate

Today I finished a commemorative oak gate installed at Epwell near Banbury. It has been a long project involving several craftspeople, a woodcarver, a blacksmith and my mate Andy who did the joinery on the gate. I was delighted with the finished project as was Alice who commissioned it. This is what it replaced, functional […]

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