You may not know his name, but you will certainly know his work.

In a nondescript shed, on a nondescript Stratford street, blacksmith Joe Parkes spends hours each day, forging things of great beauty out of a roaring hot fire and pieces of heavy iron.

The forge converts Westpoint coal into bitumen coal which burns for three times longer.
The forge converts Westpoint coal into bitumen coal which burns for three times longer.

Tall, bearded, wearing dusty overalls and his hands covered in dirt from the workshop, Joe lights up when he talks about his craft.

"I've always loved it, ever since I first had a go when

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