Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 20th January, 2008)
Photo: Brian (Fuji Finepix S7000)
What is a whitesmith? A good blacksmith!
Also at the Hinds Head, Wrightington now.
memories or what - many yers ago i used to go in here almost every weekday for 'lunch' - homemade pie and chips, sausage and chips, etc, and a great favourite of many the good old 'chip butty' by cram you certainly got a fair share of chips on that, - all wash ed down with a half of whatever you fancied, i'mracking my brain to remember the landladies name, small blonde (or grey haired lady) and a chap name joe used to wait on. (a young chap i think 'dave' had a garage to the rear of whitesmiths) er.. i could eat a chip butty now !
I used the Whitesmiths in the 70s. The landlord was Tom and his wife was Eve. I remember Joe and Alf who both worked at the pub at various times. There is a picture of the pub with Eves father stood outside. It's on this site somewhere.
A whitesmith is a person who works with "white" or light-colored metals such as tin and pewter. While blacksmiths work mostly with hot metal, whitesmiths do the majority of their work on cold metal (although they might use a forge to shape their raw materials).
The term is also applied to metalworkers who do only finishing work - such as filing or polishing - on iron and other "black" metals