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Friday, April 1, 2011

Learning to Blacksmith

Owen Sound | by Dan McLean  

Grey Roots hosts meeting so people can learn blacksmithing.

If any one group of individuals was responsible for pioneer communities survival -- it was the blacksmiths.

Without a Blacksmith -- rural communities throughout Grey Bruce rarely survived.

Blacksmithing has become a nearly lost skill for all but a few and now you can learn what they knew.

Grey Roots near Owen Sound is offering what amounts to an "apprenticeship" to anyone who would like to learn the skills of these pioneer builders.

Spokesperson Stephanie McMullen says they are holding a meeting at 1 PM on Saturday for people who want to learn the blacksmithing skill.

McMullen says they will plan projects and training schedules for a six week course this Spring.


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