We recently learnt that a shoemaker is not a cobbler (he's the repair guy) but a cordwainer. In Australia, there are few finer cordwainers than Belmore. We paid a visit to their factory in Sydney's Inner West, which has been making shoes for over 40 years.
Peter Bignell is one of those men who seems capable of anything. Hand-chiselling an 1820s mill back into working order? Alrighty. Taking all of that rye you were using as a windbreak on your farm and turning it into booze? Most definitely.