It is with great sadness that the Blacksmith’s Cottage and Forge Committee and Volunteers note the passing of Marjorie Goodchild, a dedicated volunteer and committee member. Marjorie was for many years a volunteer at our historic premises. She was instrumental in mounting many of our displays, using her extensive textile knowledge and craft skills. Marjorie’s local knowledge was put to good use in gathering materials for display. Up until the time of her death, Marjorie was an active member of the Blacksmith’s Cottage and Forge Special Committee. She was often the first to put up her hand for any extra duties. Marjorie was well-known as a contributor to the local radio station and her work as publicity co-ordinator was instrumental in encouraging more visitors to come through the cottage and forge. Marjorie was our contact point for groups from out of town and was readily available as a committed volunteer and guide. She always wanted to enhance the visitor experience and her stories were appreciated by young and old. Flowers and greenery from her garden often graced the cottage for our monthly displays. Marjorie held the interests of the cottage and forge at heart in whatever she did. Her engagement with people led her to be a standard-bearer for our committee and volunteers. Marjorie, we appreciated your efforts and your contributions to the cottage and forge community. You will be sadly missed.
Saturday, 10.00am to 4.00pm
closed for renovations
- AT LONG LAST THE BOOK BARN IS OPEN AGAIN
- Yes, we are open – Saturdays, each month in 2021 (for now).
- 2020 Harvest Festival
- Bookbarn Revised Opening Hours
- 2020 Calendar of Events
- “Bad Weather” this weekend. We’ll have to close up – keep safe.
- The Ansonia Kitchen Clock
- National Trust 2019 Heritage Festival AND Update.