General News

Yes, we are open – Saturdays, each month in 2021 (for now).

During the COVID19 shortened hours of business for the Forge Bookbarn, you can find us as follows: Saturday, 26th June 2021, 10.00am to 4.00pm. Saturday, 3rd July 2021, 10.00am to 4.00pm. Saturday, 10th July 2021, 10.00am to 4.00pm. Saturday, 17th July 2021, 10.00am to 4.00pm. Saturday, 24th July 2021, 10.00am to 4.00pm. Saturday, 31st July 2021, 10.00am to 4.00pm. Saturday, 7th August 2021, 10.00am to 4.00pm. Saturday, 14th August 2021,...

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Cottage and Book Barn is CLOSED till further notice.

So that we may keep all of our valued Volunteers and treasured visitors to the Cottage and Forge safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, it has been decided that from today, Saturday, 21st March 2020, the Blacksmith’s Cottage and Forge Book Barn will be closed until further notice.  The next open day for the Cottage was set to be Sunday, 26th April 2020 as part of the National Trust Heritage Festival.  Sadly, this open day will not take place....

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“Bad Weather” this weekend. We’ll have to close up – keep safe.

Friday, 9th to Sunday, 11th August 2019. Due to the forecast extreme weather conditions for this weekend, our Committee has decided to close the Forge Bookbarn on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Also, our proposed “At Home in the Cottage” open day on Sunday, 11th August 2019 will need to be cancelled. We apologise for this inconvenience if you had planned to visit our site this weekend;  we look forward to welcoming you later, in much...

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The Ansonia Kitchen Clock

THE ANSONIA KITCHEN CLOCK. In pride of place on the kitchen mantelpiece is the Ansonia kitchen clock, now happily marking each hour and half hour with the appropriate number of gongs.  The clock dates from the early twentieth century and was made by the Ansonia Clock Co., New York.  This clock is the “Kirkwood’ model which was being sold in 1914.   In 1844, Anson Phelps formed the Ansonia Brass Co. in Connecticut to supply clocks.  The Ansonia...

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Opening Times

Forge Bookbarn
Saturday, 10.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Blacksmith’s Cottage
See our 2020 Calendar of Events

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