Spa And Fenit Community To Forge Present With Past At Family Day

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At the launch of Churchill's Heritage Week celebrations were members of the Spa and Fenit community. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

At the launch of Churchill’s Heritage Week celebrations were members of the Spa and Fenit community. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

TRADITIONS and skills of the past will take centre stage in Churchill on Saturday week.

Spa/Fenit Community Council will celebrate National Heritage week at the Old Forge, Churchill on Saturday, August 27.

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.

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 organisers have again engaged a falconer with birds of prey which was also a special attraction last year.

The pupils of the local schools in the Spa and Fenit will display their artistic skills. All their entries, based on the theme Fenit Lifeboat, can be seen in the Marquee.

Judging of the art competition and presentation of the prizes will take place from 2.30pm to 6.00pm and all are welcome. 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 and it’s all for free.

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