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Gonalston Smithy

Gonalston Smithy HD29006The blacksmith’s, or more correctly farrier's, workshop in the Nottinghamshire village of Gonalston has a black horseshow shaped arch around the doors. No problem guessing what work is carried out.

To confirm its purpose the brick horseshoe, complete with nail heads, encloses a board with the verse:

Gentlemen, as you pass by,

Pray on this shoe cast your eye

If it’s too strait we’ll make it wider

T’will ease the horse and please the rider

If lame by shoeing (as they sometimes are)

You can have them eased with the greatest care

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