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Bus shelter, Lacock

Bus shelter, Lacock Date Photo Taken 2003
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This must be one of the most interesting bus shelters in the country. It was a part of the last remaining smithy in Lacock where, in the 1870s and 1880s George Ring was the blacksmith and farrier. The business was carried on by Mrs Matilda Ring until the First World War. It is in West street between The George and the War Memorial.


Ted Stiles said:

It appears the Lacock Smithy business continued after the first world war, but possibly it may have been moved to more suitable premises. A programme for Lacoc\'s Medieval Pageant, which took place in 1932 and 1933, carries an advertisement for 'J.S. Ring, Farrier, Smith, Engineer & Plumber' whose premises were located at 'The Forge, Lacock,' I suspect J.S. Ring was George & Matilda's son, John Styles RING (1881-1939). John (known locally as Jack) had married Mary Frances Minty (1886-1970) in 1910.
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