Great Family Day Planned At Old Forge In Churchill

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Dancing in the marquee last year at the Open Day at Churchill Forge.. Photo by Dermot Crean

THE traditions and skills of the past will be recalled in a couple of weeks when Spa/Fenit Community Council celebrate National Heritage week at the Old Forge, Churchill.

This is one of the most popular social events in the area which will again showcase many arts and crafts skills from a bygone age on Saturday, August 26.

Pride of place will go to the farrier who will demonstrate the ancient craft of shoeing horses in one of the few working forges in the country.

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Other skills on display will include bee-keeping, wildflower display, sugan chair assembly, spinning wheel, firelog making, pottery making and a knot making demonstration.

A vintage car and tractor run will take place on the day and other farm machinery will be on display. This year’s programme will include traditional music, song, dance and storytelling which which can be enjoyed in the comfort of a marquee.

The dog show which is one of the most popular event of the day will take place again this year. The pupils of the local schools in the Spa and Fenit will also display their artistic skills.

A Tug of war competition involving teams from the locality will take place at 5pm. So it’s set to be a wonderful day of family entertainment.

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