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Our Trip to the Forge

On Friday we set of for Chain Bridge Forge in Spalding.

chain bridge forge trip

We explored the 200 year old building and all its old fashioned tools.

We had a chance to experience working the bellows. It was really hard work and made our muscles ache. Many years ago young children like us would have been given the job of keeping the fire hot by pumping the bellows.

working the bellows

We all had a chance to do some blacksmithing and made iron coat hooks.



“That blacksmith was really strong,” Remarked Ashton.

Upstairs we had a look at a 3D printer in action.

“It was awesome!” said Brandon, “It can make colourful things.”

There are lots more photographs in the gallery area of our website.

Check out the Chain Bridge Forge website for opening hours if you would like to experience it for yourself at http://chainbridgeforge.sholland.org/

Posted by: The Teachers on: 16/03/2015

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