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Forge Experience Day - Sold Out

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This course has now sold out - please see similar courses on our programme of Heritage Skills Courses

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22 July 2017

This course has now sold out - please see similar courses on our programme of Heritage Skills Courses

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing under the experienced guidance of our Locksmith Demonstrator.

 Set in the atmospheric Edwardian house and lockmaking workshops of the Hodson family – experience life of one of the many family businesses that made Willenhall the heart of lockmaking since the Industrial Revolution.  Our Locksmith will introduce you to the forge, show you the basic  forging tools and how to  use them. 

Experience lockmaking  and learn how to forge a point, a flat and a bend into a piece of metal, some of the key elements to forging a padlock.

Enjoy some light refreshments as we serve up  lunch and,  as a souvenir of your experience, you will be able to take home a   bar from a bar padlock and nails.

  • Booking Details

This course has now sold out - please see similar courses on our programme of Heritage Skills Courses

Location: The Locksmith's House, 54 New Road, Willenhall, WV13 2DA

Availability: 2 people max.

Date: 22 July 2017

Time: 10am - 3pm

Price: £100 per person  includes lunch.

Course Tutor: Blacksmith & Lockmaker, Andy Middlebrook

We will provide you with an apron and gloves to wear on the day,  but you will need to come in a pair of heavy dark coloured trousers, comfortable & warm clothing especially if attending in winter months.  If you have safety boots please wear them,  if not we can provide them if you let us know your size.

Important Notice:   You will be dealing with furnaces which  can be hazardous. When booking please ask more about the physical demands of fully participating in all the elements of this experience.

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