Visit local Black smith John Riese to learn more about this important trade.
The role of the Black smith to Village life was very important and very diverse. He was the local toolmaker but was often times called upon to do dentistry, surgery, veterinary medicine, horse dealer and undertaker.
The Black smith often held important offices in the village such as magistrate or Church warden. He was the obvious choice for these positions because his blacksmithing background meant he had a certain level of intellect, math skills and business sense.