My Grandfather, Thomas Tallon, was a Blacksmith in Whittington, Lancashire,before serving in North Africa in the Second World War. After that he moved to Huddersfield in Yorkshire. His father,Thomas, was also a blacksmith, working in Whittington, Kirby Lonsdale and Hutton Roof.
I have an good article published in the "Dalesman" magazine (in the 1950s)relating to the "Tallons of Whittington", which I can forward on to anybody interested. It has a photo of (I think) my great-great grandfather and provides a brief history of the Tallon family in that area.