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Look, Stranger was a BBC documentary series looking at places and people in Britain. It ran from 1970 to 1976 (see http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/series/10171 for a partial list of episodes)
This episode centres on Alfred Norman Bucknell (April 21st 1910 – December 1st 2005) - The blacksmith/ironworker from Bisley in Gloucestershire. He was a craftsman of the old school which will become clear as you watch the program.
The following is taken from his Obituary in The Guardian.
Norman Bucknell, who has died aged 95, was the last of the second generation of Cotswold arts and crafts movement designer/makers. He came from a family of craftsmen: both his grandfather, William, and father, Alfred, were Gloucestershire blacksmiths and woodworkers. As a young man, his father had worked for the Arts and Crafts architect/designer Ernest Gimson.
As a boy, Norman had showed an aptitude for technical work, but at his father’s insistence he left school at 14 to join Gimson’s former foreman, Peter Waals, as an apprentice cabinet maker. He had to sweep up, boil the glue and make a towel rail as a test piece. After six years, he rejoined his father at his smithy in Waterlane, a village near Sapperton, where the two men made brass and iron handles for Waals furniture, worked for other architects and produced one-off commissions and exhibition pieces.
After his father’s death in 1957, Norman continued to work until the 1990s. He reckoned that about half his work was architectural - hinges, light fittings, gates and the like - and half was decorative work, such as sconces.
Norman’s metalwork is to be found in churches throughout Britain, and in the Victoria and Albert and Leicester museums and in Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum. A fine pair of squirrel fire dogs by the Bucknells has been touring the US as part of an exhibition on the arts and crafts movement organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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