Next it was off to meet Jon Henley of the Guardian. He is doing a feature on Trevor Ablett pen and pocketknife maker who I have blogged about before. It will be part of his excellent "disappearing acts" series and will be in the Sat 23rd Jan Guardian. But my blog readers get a sneak preview. Jon writing, Chris photographing, Trevor posing.
Trevor normally has a few finished knives in stock but he has been very busy on a large order of Etricks, these are an unusual but traditional design.
tools, the last place in Sheffield forging tools like bolster chisels.
oppose the move but under current planning legislation so long as the fabric of the building is preserved then it is difficult to argue that there is a loss of cultural value.
The HCA are working hard to campaign for a change in policy so that this sort of cultural heritage is recognised and valued as much as the buildings. After all Sheffield is known the world over, not for its nice flats that were once metal trade buildings, but for steel and cutting tools. I can't imagine Stratford turning it's back on Shakespeare and saying we can't be stuck in the past we have to be forward looking.