Mathias L.

Delta, British Columbia

Anglophone East Regional Heritage Fair (Hopewell Cape)


I have done a project on blacksmithing.  I did it because my great great grandpa was a blacksmith.  I learned about all the different tools that blacksmiths used.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I learned about blacksmithing was that blacksmiths made lots of different things like horseshoes and farm equipment. They had many different kinds of tools. I learned that blacksmiths weren't only blacksmiths they also took out bad blood and pulled out teeth.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

Blacksmiths were important because they made things for the people to use. Without blacksmiths, the pioneers wouldn't have the tools to work and live. They also helped fix plows and others things people used. There are still blacksmiths today but they only make decorative things.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Their life was hard because they had to make everything out of natural things. They didn't have electricity so they couldn't do things we do. We have factories today that make our things instead of being made by people. In their day school was fun because at home they had to work on the farm.