Ragley Hall, Warwickshire
11-13 May 2018

Distinctive Ironwork

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A history of Distinctive Ironwork: During WWII, Steven’s father Ewart was a blacksmith's apprentice. He became skilled and competent in this trade rather than following on from his father as a fish monger. During the war Ewart met Rosetta Sabbatella who’s family ran the local Green Grocers in Cheltenham and they went on to marry and later became proud parents to two daughters and a son (Steven). From the age of 3, Steven was always found hanging around with his father in the Forge learning about hand forging iron, it was at this age he made his first piece of ironwork! At the age of 25 Steven was offered a few weeks work out in Kentucky, USA. Here he gained more knowledge and expertise and upon his return decided to start trading alongside his father as ‘Distinctive Ironwork’. You would still find Ewart and Steven working alongside each other up until Ewart’s retirement at the age of 73 in 2001. Sadly Ewart and Rose passed away in 2014 but Steven is and will continue the family trade for many years to come and we hope that our little Ava who is 2 years old will follow in her Daddy's footsteps!

Distinctive Ironwork