'smiths, wheelwrights and coopers

Several occupations carried the suffix smith, but the commonest in rural areas was Blacksmith. The trades of smithing, wheelwrights and coopers oten overlapped.

Blacksmiths listed in Saxham Street

1964 Joseph Denny  – blacksmith

Several members of the Hart family were Blacksmiths.  In 1826 there was a big fire reported, this may have been the smithy opposite Oak Tree Farm  or on The Green

‘ about 10 o’clock on Wed night, a fire broke out in the wheelwrights shop of Mr Hart of Stowupland which with its contents to a considerable amount were entirely destroyed’

1891-2 Horace and James Hart

1885 Issac and James Hart

1874 Elijah and James Hart wheelwrights, coopers and builders

1855 William Hart – wheelwright

Elizabeth Hart – blacksmith

1844 – John Hart blacksmith


Wilden’s had wheelwright’s shops at Orchard Farm and Mill House (Mill street