bootstrap themes

Zero Valley - Handmade in Wales by Colin Jones

Coal-Black and Cracked-Brown Leather

Photo by Bernard Mitchell

My grandfather worked as a saddler in Bridgend, Wales over eighty years ago. The things I make today would have been made in very much the same way, with mostly the same techniques all those years ago. It would be quite possible for him to take my place in my workshop for me to get a coffee; if only we could build a marvellous time-travelling machine which would allow such a thing to happen.

Photograph from the Welsh Arts Archive © Bernard Mitchell