St. Clements Day at Finch Foundry

As usual, the day started with bacon and egg butties and the blacksmiths demonstrated their skills in a competition to make a candle holder (winner Richard Jones), along with the spectacular firing of the anvil.  For the first time, the Great snail race was staged – this ended up in a tie, so the two fastest blacksmiths went head to head and the winner was Brian Collis.

As well as all this excitement, the BBC were filming for a documentary called Handmade in Britain.

All in all, a good day.



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