Saturday, 1 January 2011

Trevor Austen rakemaker

This for me is a very sad video, my friend Trevor Austen rakemaker filmed after the onset of motor nurone disease. Sad too because this viable business died and the workshop was broken up when he could no longer work. Trevor finally passed away on Christmas day.

Here are a few more articles about Trevor's work.

Telegraph 2001

Museum of English Rural Life video

Trevor's work was also recorded using a  Local Heritage Initiative grant. How sad that there was no money available to help pass the skills on to someone as a going concern.

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