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Chain Bridge Forge

A Living Forge

Chain Bridge Forge is a short walk from Spalding town centre, alongside the Welland river and is open for bespoke commissions or blacksmithing workshops.

Blacksmithing Taster Sessions

Come along and experience the thrill of working with red-hot metal and making something of your very own. 

Striking the iron whilst it’s hot is a great way to de-stress from your hectic lifestyle!

Meet the Blacksmith

Ryan’s enthusiasm and dedication to his craft is shown in the vast range of high quality metalwork which is undertaken at the forge. 

Ryan started Blacksmithing at school and followed it with an apprenticeship under the watchful eye of Bob Oakes at Cold Hanworth Forge North of Lincoln and completed his Blacksmith training at Hereford College. Ryan has taught Blacksmithing at Lincoln Castle and has produced everything from domestic ironwork to sculptures. He can also do specialist conservation work.

Click below to find out more about Ryan and examples of the products and commissions we can provide.

About Chain Bridge Forge

Here at Chain Bridge Forge we have revived the Blacksmith’s craft within its original setting, and created a Living Forge. Both on site and online, we demonstrate the Blacksmithing skills and techniques that would have been used by the Chain Bridge Forge Blacksmiths, and others like them the world over.

Chain Bridge Forge is a living museum, lead by volunteers and is a non profit for profit company.  The museum is small independent museum receiving no public funding for running costs. The museum has the following themes.

  • Blacksmithing
  • Local History
  • Innovation
  • Outreach

Buy a Gift Voucher

Buy a gift voucher and give someone the experience of a half-day or full-day taster session at Chain Bridge Forge, where they will work alongside our resident blacksmith to learn this traditional skill and make something to take home with them.

Blacksmithing taster session