St Clements Day at Finch Foundry

I went to Finch Foundry in Sticklepath yesterday. It was ‘St Clements Day’ – the patron saint of blacksmiths. As a result blacksmith come from near and far to compete in a fun little competition to make an item in a set period of time. Some of the blacksmiths are very experienced whilst other are learning their trade. You can see my full photo set here.

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A candle holder in the making

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A snail

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Amazingly high quality metal beating – the green man

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Inside the Foundry

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Dave Denford preparing to ‘fire the anvil’

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And good to see an old friend – Roger Boney – the previous Foundry Manager

A great day – well done to Ben and his team of staff and volunteers

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