The Carpenter's shop

By Claire Neville

As a small child my favourite place to visit was Drew Bullen’s tumbledown workshop next to the Methodist Chapel. The site is now the back garden of Town Green Road.

Photo:Painting done in 1942 by Matthew Prater of Bullen's carpenter's workshop

Painting done in 1942 by Matthew Prater of Bullen's carpenter's workshop

 

Mr Bullen made coffins and was also a wheelwright and general carpenter, and his workshop was propped up with numerous poles.  I loved the glorious smell of wood there and the long, curly shavings which I would beg handfuls of to tangle in my hair like long curls.

 

 

 

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