Inside the workshop boots and shoes, leather cuttings, lasts and tools are scattered about. Mr Smith makes his thread from hemp fibre and stitches a sole onto a shoe; he describes how his craft has changed since he started as an apprentice 40 years ago. He continues to work on the shoe, hammering the stitches and building up the sole and talks about how he and his friend built the business up from making riding boots for locals to taking orders for bespoke shoes. As he talks the film shows boxes of wooden lasts, boxes of letters and receipts around the workshop. Mr Smith finishes the shoe repair and expresses a satisfaction with his life’s work and contentment that he is retiring that day.
This film won Mr Curry a Film Making Magazine 8mm Award for Documentary in 1978.