KNIFE GRINDERS BARROW
This Barrow is in Poulter's Romany Museum, Ower in Hampshire. It is not a scaled model, as I was not allowed to get too close. I took some photo's that enabled me to make it. It is the best of its kind that I've seen in the Gypsy style.
This type of Grinder was a common sight in villages, lanes, town streets and at Fair by-ways. - Sharpening knives, scissors, shears and scythes.
Maids from town houses brought out cutlery to be "buffed up" by the Pedlar and especially the old pieces of silver.
The Ray Amphlett Collection