Danny, who spent nearly twenty years in Faha, was gifted as a tinsmith and many a household has evidence of his craftsmanship.
Apprentice blacksmiths learned their trade in the school of hard knocks, as did the tinsmith , whose workshops can be seen opposite the museum's smithy, alongside those of the shoemaker and cooper.
He was a student at Manchester Road Secondary School (now Bedford High) and became an apprentice tinsmith at the Albion Works before joining the Grenadier Guards towards the end of the war in 1945.
He traveled the colonies, from New York to Maryland, cleaning timepieces, working as a tinsmith , and barely keeping beyond the reach of his creditors.
Robert Stevenson's father-in-law and step-father were the same person, one Thomas Smith, a tinsmith who invented and manufactured lamp-light reflectors.
A hot day over a soldering copper is thirsty work, which the tinsmiths were able to remedy.
And later: ‘The poorest people, the tailors and tinsmiths , the ones without hope, are so much nobler, more generous and more intelligent than the people who've somehow managed to lay by a few provisions.’
Workers in this informal sector include tinsmiths , seamstresses, bakers, carpenters, and peddlers.
Greater problems were posed by specialists such as sheet metal workers, welders, and tinsmiths who were in short supply.
In the eighteenth century, it was inhabited by tinsmiths from the Auvergne, masons from the Limousin, stonecutters from Normandy and woodworkers from Savoy.