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A few photos from Robert BESTER’s collection marking the occasion 9 years ago when we formally opened Chain Bridge Forge as a museum. These photos show Geoff Dodd who used to own the Forge and is re ...
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A Farrier makes and fits shoes to horses, a trade which was central to daily life before motorised transport. Properly shoeing horses is an important responsibility, as it prevents damage to horses’ ...
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Were your family Trades people? Why not look them up in the attached Trade Directories an extract from the University of Leicester collection covering 1828 to 1919 Pigots 1828
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This lovely photograph shows Geoff Dodd at work building one of the first Flower Parade float's built outside Chain Bridge Forge. The photograph probably dates from around 1960.
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Sadly today was the funeral of Alec Willson. Alec lived all his life in Spalding and during working as a volunteer at Chain Bridge Forge he recorded this oral history with his sister and May Clark. Du ...
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A locally-made horseshoe bearing the name of South Holland District Council Leader Gary Porter has taken pride of place on the walls of Oakham Castle, to mark a celebratory event. Lord Porter was s ...
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Chain Bridge is full of horseshoes from the days when the Blacksmith shoed horses. Today this work is done by a Farrier. The Forge has many styles of horseshoes and some which are believed to originat ...
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