In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Some wheelwrights would get the local blacksmith to make the tyres (entire rim of steel) the blacksmith would then ‘shoe’ the wheels, sometimes in batches of ten or twelve, one after the other.
- It was started by the Barrett family and until 1932 it was the home of ironfounders, wheelwrights, millwrights and general engineers.
- Isaac was a wheelwright and wood turner and probably worked with his father in the spinning-wheel shop.
- He also commissioned a traditional wheelwright in Lincolnshire to remodel the original carriage wheels.
- The facilities here extend no further than a long defunct green petrol pump outside the former wheelwright and a pair of stocks.
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