This postcard was published by G Chandler in about 1910.
Here is a closer view - the man with the bicycle clearly found something else more interesting than the photographer!
Another postcard of the same location at a similar date, this time taken from a little further back is published by A H Homewood of Burgess Hill. This location is known as Gilwyns Corner today. From the smoke, it looks as if the blacksmith is hard at work!
This view, number 33 in the Wells Series published by H H Camburn refers to the building as 'The Old Smithy. It dates from the 1920s.
More about Chiddingstone can be found here.
Scanned antique postcards
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