Isaac Asher (1847-1928)
ISAAC Asher was Great Gonerby’s village blacksmith for many years.
Born in Green Street, he was known to be an avid reader.
He served his apprenticeship under Mr Morley whose business was at Spring End, Pond Street.
Isaac left and worked at Richard Hornsby & Co for a spell at both Elmer Street and the Spittlegate Ironworks.
In a career change, he moved to Louth to become a porter at the workhouse, with his wife as a portress.
After a spell at Garthorpe, he moved to Rosedale working his smithy skills among miners and became a part-time preacher.
He returned to his native Great Gonerby and for the last 15 years had a smithy in High Street.
He worked for Grantham Gas Company during the Great War.