National Blacksmiths Competition

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North Somerset

For schedules and show information contact:
Mr Tim Ledbury
Secretary, North Somerset Show
4, Yeowood farm
Iwood Lane
BS40 5NU

Tel: 08456-342464
Box Office: 01749-813899


Hosts the first heat of the National Blacksmiths Competition at the North Somerset Show
Bank holiday Monday, 1st May 2017
Wraxall (on the B3130) near Bristol

Judge for 2017
Mr Hector Cole FWCB,

Class 1 An item of indoor ironwork

Class 2 An item of outdoor ironwork
Items for the above classes to be made in the competitors own workshop

Class 3 Artistic

There is also a visitors vote for the most popular piece

Live forging event:
"something to do with a nursery rhyme" in 75mins, full details on schedule available from the show secretary, No cleaning time allowed

If you are interested in being a show sponsor,
or helping on Show day,
please contact the chief steward on the link below

Chief steward
Mr Richard Jones FWCB
The Cottage, Leigh Street
Leigh upon Mendip
Radstock, BA3 5QQ
Mobile: 07837040452

Show opens at 8.30 am
Advance-save up to 30%
(last bookings Wednesday 25th April)
Call the box office or visit the website for 2017 prices

Children under 5 are free
Car parking is free
Follow blue signs to showground
Disabled parking in the forward car parks
Subject to availability( please display blue badge clearly)
Mobility hire is available
Dogs are welcome on non retractable leads

2009 reserve champion piece
by Keith Mahoney

The North Somerset Show-
the South West's first agricultural show of the season
The North Somerset Show is on the first bank holiday Monday in May at Wraxall (on the B3130) near Bristol. There is always plenty to see and do for all the family at this friendly local event.
The show is delighted to be one of the Ten qualifying agricultural shows to host the National Blacksmiths Competition and we are pleased to be able to promote the traditional craft of the Blacksmith. Live competitions will be taking place during the day and, along with the static displays, this is a very important part of the show. Visitors to the North Somerset Show can take part in the visitors vote, this is your chance to pick the exhibit that you think is the best.
Also on offer at the show are tractor pulling competitions, terrier racing, heavy horses, showjumping and many other demonstrations. The Severnside Dog agility club will hold day-long competitions. The County's top livestock and horse exhibits will compete for their awards in the showing rings and elsewhere there are vintage tractors and farm machinery, have-a-go archery, rural crafts, childrens entertainments, shopping amongst the trade stands and food hall-and much more!

We are grateful to the following organisations for sponsoring the 2016 Blacksmiths competition

The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths

Dragon Works Forge

Rudrums Coal

Dragon Works Forge

The North Somerset show Blacksmiths competition
has been run by Richard Jones FWCB since the show moved to its permanent showground at Wraxall. Richard runs his own business at Dragon works forge in Leigh upon Mendip, producing high quality forged ironwork and has over Eighteen years experience in the Blacksmithing trade. He also teaches occasionally for the Blacksmiths guild. He is a Fellow and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths and sits on the Blacksmiths Guild and National Blacksmiths Competition Committees.

Reserve Champion static piece 2010
horse sculpture by Josh De Lisle

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