Photo of where it all started out at 15 years old as a striker with a 15lbs straight peen sledghammer under the expert if sometimes ruthless guidance of Blacksmith George Laflin in Cowley.
Newspaper Cuttings of my Great Uncle Jack Pomfrey who became Champion Blacksmith of England in 1951 at the Royal Agricultural Show in Cambridge.
He lived in London Colney for the whole of his life, becoming the last "smithy" in the village.
During his long career, he won 65 medals and 10 cups.
Jack passed away on 22nd September 1963 aged 72.