Film about the blacksmiths, Tilling and Son of Hambledon, Surrey.
In the village the blacksmith is a very important person, the handyman who makes community life easier. The film shows the blacksmiths engaged in a wide variety of work, traditional and modern, using tools ranging from simple home-made implements to oxy-acetylene welders. The emphasis is upon the blacksmith's versatility - he is seen inspecting turbines at the local mill and devising a simple plough share to meet a local farmer's specific need; working in wood and decorative wrought iron; shoeing horses, putting rims upon wooden cart wheels, and mending tractors. No job is too trivial - the blacksmiths will mend a broken knife handle or old saucepan - and they will turn out day or night. "They serve no master but their craft." Relaxation - the father plays a violin and the family are regular churchgoers. The blacksmiths are important to the neighbourhood - everyday something breaks or needs replacing - they are "keeping life moving in the little communities".