Workshop interior; at the west end of a warehouse of Crooked Billet Inn, Silver Street, Owston Ferry.
Each village on the Isle contained many different trades. In 1905 Kelly’s Directory lists farmers, butchers, grocers, wheelwrights, boot makers, tailors, confectioners, dress makers and beer retailers as living in Owston Ferry. This would mean as a local villager you would not have to travel far for all the things you needed.
As a lot of farming took place around Owston Ferry, trades such as wheelwright and blacksmith were important. These ensured the farmers had the equipment they need for their work.
Unfortunately, no record of what work was carried out in this particular workshop can be found, but it obviously provided a warm and inviting environment for several cats.
Image courtesy of North Lincolnshire Museum service.