Friday, 11 February 2011

Blacksmith in Port Charlotte

This is the south end of Main Street Port Charlotte.  I do not know the date.  To the left of the photo you can just make out a blacksmith working - probably shoeing a horse.  The building is still called 'Anvil House" today.  It looks as if the blacksmith was also a wheelwright.    The cart propped agains the wall behing the well-dressed young man needs a new set.  The young man walking down the middle of the road does not appear to be wearing shoes, which was quite normal for young people in these days.

The Museum of Islay Life holds thousands of old photographs of the island.  Also check out the link below for another excellent collection.

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