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Are you interested in the history, heritage, and natural environment of South Holland District of Lincolnshire? Or maybe the ancient craft of Blacksmithing.

This website contains thousands of photos, documents, stories, memories, and maps.  They have been uploaded by the volunteers at Chain Bridge Forge  originally as part of a HLF theme called All Our Stories.

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Chain Bridge Forge

Blacksmith working at Spalding Chain Bridge Forge

We have traced the origins of the Forge back to the late 1700’s  when Joseph Rose was the Blacksmith. Today Ryan Atkin is our Blacksmith and he uses the same tools to fashion the metal.

Blacksmithing continues and we still do repairs and accept commissions. The exciting part is that we never have two days the same.

The Forge also offers training taster sessions in Blacksmithing along with a Blacksmithing Club which meets once a month on a Sunday.

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All Saints Church Moulton POIs – Victorian Font

Placed in All Saints in 1719, it is allegedly based on a font in St James Piccadilly carved by Grinding Gibbons. Adam an…

All Saints Church Moulton POIs – Poor Box

Thought to be locally made sometime between the late 17th and early 18th century. Donations made were distributed betwee…

All Saints Church Moulton POIs – Royal Coat of Arms

These were required to be displayed in churches after the Reformation... to remind parishioners that the Monarch was the…

All Saints Church Moulton POIs – Piscina next to Nave

The piscina in the north aisle was part of a former chapel or chantry. This area would have been funded and used for pri…

All Saints Church Moulton POIs – Candle Cupboard near Pulpit

The candle cupboard was made from parts of the salvaged 3 tier pulpit.  …

All Saints Church Moulton POIs – Vestment Chest

Used to store the altar cloths. The altar colours are changed in accordance with the seasons of the Christian Anglican c…
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