Besom maker, Cannock Chase

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Date:1867

Description:Photographed by B. Karleese somewhere on Cannock Chase, this besom maker is splitting willow or ash to make the binding needed to tie the birch twigs (which make up the head of the besom) to an ash handle.

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Donor ref:D5234/36 (201/32123)

Source: Staffordshire County Record Office

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