Forged at the farm

Have you ever wanted to have a go at blacksmithing? Chain Bridge Forge, a museum in Spalding, has partnered with the William Scott Abbott Trust at Sacrewell to provide blacksmithing workshops at the Peterborough based farm.

The new forge will open regularly to provide demonstrations and offer one-to-one tuition for anyone aged 7 and over who would like to try this traditional skill. The blacksmith at Sacrewell, David Baynes, has extensive experience as the resident blacksmith at Chain Bridge Forge and is also trained as a farrier. Dave is delighted to have formed this new partnership with the Trust and looks forward to welcoming visitors to Sacrewell.

Girl creating a coat hook with Dave the blacksmith

Blacksmithing has played a significant role in farming heritage, and the Trust is very excited to share this unique opportunity with the public. Visitors have already created their own coat hooks, Valentine’s hearts and bottle openers with many more exciting workshops planned during the year.

Opening times and details of how to book a blacksmithing workshop can be found here and all sessions include admission to the farm for the day. Dave also accepts commissions for repairs or requests, please contact Dave directly for further information 07838 747298.


Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre is run by the William Scott Abbott Trust and funds raised from the farm are reinvested into the upkeep, the livestock, the heritage buildings and supporting countryside learning.