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In medieval times, ancient times, and even today a tanner is a person who makes leather.

Leather was vital before the modern era and tanners were highly skilled workers. But they were forced to live on the fringes of society because of the terrible stink that went with the job.

Raw hides were dipped in a sickly-sweet smelling lime solution for a week before the tanner scraped off the rotting flesh and hair. They were then soaked in a bating solution - a warm, steaming gravy made from water and dog faeces, which removed the lime, softened the hides and smelled horrid.

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