Three Generations of the Dodd Family worked at Chain Bridge Forge.
Geoff …. And is husband, husbandsman, a small farmer from South Kime in the middle 1500s. Ian I see. Geoff Alright? Ian Yes. Geoff There’s
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
These photographs were taken at Chain Bridge Forge in Spalding.George Robert Dodd initially purchased the Forge, his son Banks (Jim) Dodd and the third generation
With Geoff Dodd funeral last Friday we thought it was time to pen a tribute to him. The text is the address given by Geoff
Chain Bridge Forge is sorry to announce the death of Geoff Dodd. Geoff was much loved and has many connections with community but perhaps remembered
This series relate to a virtual walk around the Forge in the early 1900’s. Geoff talks about who lived where and his recollections of them.
This interview is a collection of observations on Social Change and blacksmithing. Listen to it below. The unedited transcript of the interview can be found
Geoff Dodd talks about his experience in Spalding of WW2 The following link takes you to the draft unedited transcript of these recordings: Geoff’s War
In this series of interviews Geoff Dodd explains his family history and Blacksmithing at Chain Bridge Forge. We have also included a link to the
In total 8 Oral histories were recorded and these gave us an interesting insight into how the Flower Parade was delivered each year. The oral histories
Vintage Tractor Magazine – May 2010 issue – © Stuart Gibbard Tulips and Tractors The history of Spalding Flower Parade – the showcase of the
The Early Days of the Parade It was the spring of ’65. The long cold winter of ’62/63 was just a bitter memory. England was
June Spouncer – I am in touch with the Wainwright Children of Fred and Grace who lived there in the 50s and early 60s –
Tippler’s Memories: My first job in Spalding – part one Spalding Voice 31/12/2019 John Tippler returns with some of his memories for readers to enjoy.