I will be demonstrating some live forging at the following shows this year, and will be joined for some of the shows by fellow members of the Cornish Blacksmiths' Collective.
The Great Estate Festival 2022 . 2nd to 5th June 2022. The usual forging demonstrations and a display of products manufactured by local blacksmiths. New feature, fancy being a blacksmith? have a go at making a hand forged toasting fork or poker under the direct supervision of one of our team.
The Royal Cornwall Show 2022, Wadebridge 9th, 10th, & 11th June 2022. The stand will be run by the Cornish Blacksmiths' Collective. The blacksmiths' stand will be located in the Countryside area at the very top of the showground between the YFC marquee and the lake .
This consists of a live comunity forging demonstration, forging competitions and static displays by blacksmiths in Cornwall and across the South West. There will be a sales and enquiries area for you to speak with the blacksmiths to discuss your commissions. It is sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths and by S J Andrew & Sons, steel stock holders. See some amazing examples of the blacksmiths' craft in the tent.
The West Cornwall Motor Show Date to be confirmed
Padstow Vintage Rally and Country Fair Date to be confirmed
Stithians Show 2022, Stithians Show Ground Monday July 11th, in the Countryside area. I will be joined by local blacksmiths Richard Hingley and Dan Harding Senior, Sanny Feya and Steve Wilson. The Countryside area is now located near the pay gate.
Boconnoc Steam Fair 2022 22nd, 23rd and 24th July 2022. Steve Wilson of SAW Forge and I will be demonstrating in the Countryside area.
The 2022 West of England Great Steam Engine Rally, this is one of the longest established steam rallies in the country being formed in 1955. It is organised by the West of England Steam Engine Society Ltd, will be held at Stithians Showground on the 19th,20th, & 21st August 2022. (For many years it was known as the "St. Agnes Rally") Book in advance for 20% off your admission tickets and camping.
I will be appearing in the Countryside area with some other local smiths and we will be doing some live demonstrations of forgework. The farriers will also be demonstrating making and fitting horse shoes in another part of the showground.
If you are a visitor to Cornwall, when you return home you can find your local blacksmith by clicking on the link.
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