1962 – Where it all began

Frank’s family connections to the saddle making trade go back over 200 years. Frank’s grandfather was a bridle and harness maker and he fascinated young Frank with stories of the trade. Frank’s great-great-grandfather George Evans, had walked with his mother from Herefordshire to Walsall, to start learning to be a saddle maker when he was just 13. The 44 mile walk would have taken around 20 hours! Frank was inspired and determined to follow in their footsteps and continue the family tradition. In 1962, when he was 15 years old he left school and began his Saddler Apprenticeship at Enoch Antill in Walsall.