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The Blacksmith

Once at the heart of every British village, the blacksmith was considered a magician for their mastery of iron working. Meet a modern man who has taught himself the art of the trade

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YOU DON’T NEED DIRECTIONS to find Greg Abel’s forge, in the Dartmoor town of Moretonhampstead. Simply tune your ears to the metallic hammering that echoes through its 15th-century granite alleyways, look for smoke curling from a corrugated iron rooftop, and you’ll soon pick up the hot, thick scent of coal that leads to his stone-walled smithy.

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Summer's here and this month we'll be showing you how to make the most of the season. In the June issue, we're trying colour therapy, reflecting on our friendships, building up our resilience, channelling our imagination with creative writing, making our own soap, cooking with edible flowers, stargazing in La Palma and much more.