Country Crafts week at Blists Hill Ironbridge Gorge 30th July – 2nd August.
The local (once coal powered) power station is now fired by wood chip from Canada, the trains run past the site a few times a day.
Tony Newby on his bowl lathe, he also had some very nice spoons for sale.
Great to see a father and son in the group.
Blists Hill is a partly a working museum with some great old shops.
The fish and chip shop fried in lard – I was reading in the Daily Telegraph last week that lard, butter and olive oil are the safest thing to cook with and that sunflower and corn oil were not!
Leather horse shoes for lawn work (avoiding hoof marks) and funerals (noise reduction).
Ken the Puddler (wrought iron production) was in the saddlery making friendship bracelets.
The West Midlands group on their Sunday meet.
Corrinne made it look so easy, must give it try.
I bumped into Richard Weaver on Sunday who may well be a potential addition to our committee.
This was my second visit to Blists Hill, what a great set-up with so much of our heritage saved in such an appropriate venue. Many thanks to Bob and the group for their invitation – can’t wait to do that again. Thanks to the Small Woods association for the use of their facilities, that lovely hot water and kitchen as well as the BBQ on Saturday.