|Great Horwood History||
He was quite a character. He was partial to rolling his own cigarettes and was often seen lighting them with a piece of white hot metal held in his tongs, while he was using the forge. Joe also was a useful man to have in an emergency and once came to the aid of the local bell ringers. They were preparing for a wedding when unfortunately one of the clappers from a bell came apart. Joe was able to weld the clapper back together and saved the day for the wedding party and also the bell ringers.