Mr Doug Bradbury FWCF, Registered Farrier of Clay Cross, Derbyshire, appointed MBE in 2018 New Years’ Honours List, for services to the farriery profession and to the community.
5 January 2018
The Chairman, members and staff of the Farriers Registration Council wish to offer congratulations to Mr Doug Bradbury FWCF, a Registered Farrier of Clay Cross, Derbyshire on being appointed MBE in the 2018 New Years’ Honours List. Doug has spent a lifetime as a farrier during which he qualified to Fellowship (FWCF). Doug has set up a museum dedicated to preserving the history and traditions of farriery which receives many visitors. Doug was a senior examiner in farriery and he has trained a number of apprentices throughout his career. Doug was a pioneer of the concept of the travelling farrier, bringing services directly to horse owners and riding schools across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. As well as running the UK Horseshoeing Museum, Doug now gives talks to groups across the UK, donating his speaking fees to Cancer Research, Derbyshire Air Ambulance and Clay Cross Hospital, and other charities. Doug, now aged 80, said: “I am over the moon - I have not come back to earth yet. I started in the pits - it just doesn’t seem real to me. It is completely out of the blue.”
Article adapted from an editorial published by Derbyshire Times.
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