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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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Christian & Dobbs stand at the Long Sutton Show, 5th July 1953

Chain Bridge Forge has connection with this company. Rachel Rose, Joseph Rose daughter married into the family in the ea…

Ford son Manger Diesel Tractor

Barry Richmond contribution - I spent many happy hrs driving this old girl working at Srimshaws Gedney fen she always st…

Flower Picking at Scrimshaws in Gedney

Barry Richmond contribution - Mother and Daughter working at Scrimshaws picking daffs with Gedney school and Church in b…

St John the Baptist Church Spalding

Colin Paterson addition to Facebook Spalding. 1935 or later. Frederick William Sharp, carrying the cross. comments …

West Elloe Bridge

West Elloe Bridge SPALDING…the bridge was still operating this way during my childhood in the 50s..we lived right next t…
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