Monday, 11 July 2016

Blacksmiths on the Beach?

So, Blacksmiths on the Beach, what was that all about this weekend past? Well, it was part of Stade Saturdays, and connected to the 950th anniversary celebrations ROOT1066 (website), and the sculpture that will be unveiled on the beach on the 10th of September, rising "like the prow of a Norman longboat out of the shingle..."

Also, it ensured a very interesting 3 days for adults and children alike, with craftspeople shaping hot iron, hammers smashing on heated iron and anvils, with opportunities for us less crafty persons to try our hands at forging, and with a "safe children's forge" provided!

If you want to know more about the British Artist Blacksmiths Association, who were the experts working on this excellent 3 day event, go to their website.

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