Following my discovery of this wonderful photograph of the forge, The Wergs, near Wolverhampton (see Secrets on a postcard) I've been digging around in the 1911 census records looking for the name of the blacksmith living there then, which is about the time I believe this photo was taken. I came across the delightfully named Francis Benjamin Talbot ONIONS, who moved to The Wergs some time between the 1901 census (where he was listed as a farrier and blacksmith, living in Dart
While sorting through some old postcards the other day I came across this photograph (undated) of the forge in The Wergs, near Wolverhampton. But the photograph is only half the story as on the reverse is a message written to my great uncle, Tom Diggory (born 1893) from someone called W. Bright. The postmark might have given us a date, had it not been stamped right on the edge, meaning, frustratingly, the year is missing. But there are clues that this would be prior to WW1.