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22nd October 2016

Anvil Trust Newsletter Oct 2016

The Mawnan Anvil Trust was created in 2002 with the ambition of restoring the
then defunct Grade II listed Smithy to its former glory.

Within four years, £400,000 had been raised from various sources and in October 2006
the Smithy was purchased for the village of Mawnan Smith.

The painstaking task of restoration and building, culminated in the opening in
November 2007 of the ‘Mawnan Craft Centre’, comprised of the fully restored
Smithy plus three other work units.

The craft workers today are:

Blacksmith – Steven Wilson
Steven specialises in bespoke contemporary and traditional techniques to create
beautiful pieces of functional and decorative metalwork that will last for generations.
These include gates, railings, interior furnishings fireside, garden furniture, ornaments, repairs and much more.

www.sawforge.co.uk 07885 445447

Signwriter – Sheila McCann Downes
Sheila produces high quality, hand painted, traditional signage for businesses, shops,
boats, public houses and homes. She is also skilled in the art of gilding, using
real gold leaf to create lettering on signs or glass.

www.signsofgoodtaste,com 01326 330200 or 07779 841156

Silversmith – Abigail Brown
A member of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, Abigail specialises in
producing distinctive silver vessels, bowls and jewellery. Her award-winning work
features in the Victoria & Albert Museum and in exhibitions overseas.
She also teaches silversmith, jewellery and metalwork techniques.

www.abigailbrown.co.uk 07752 011212


Bespoke Furniture Maker – Peter Steele
Peter has always had a passion for working with wood. He creates wonderful
and unique pieces of furniture, from hand-made kitchens and traditional
sash windows to bookshelves, boxes and tables, working closely with the client
to design and produce the exact piece they require.

www.O-A-K.co.uk 07527 254099

 

You are welcome to visit the Craft Centre, watch the workers employ their skills
and chat to them about possible commissions.

Please note that craft workers sometimes work away from the site. If you wish to
visit a specific workshop, please telephone them in advance.


Open Day

On 30th July, the Craft Centre, bedecked in colourful bunting, held its first ever Open Day, which was a great success in raising awareness amongst locals and visitors alike. It also raised some vital funds for ongoing maintenance and improvements. We anticipate this becoming an annual event.

By supporting the workers and the Anvil Trust, you will help to preserve these great traditions and make the Mawnan Craft Centre an asset for future generations.

The Mawnan Anvil Trust
Company Registration: 4505128. Charity Registration: 1099398

Trustees: Mr Allan Evans (Chairman), Mr David Morgan (Vice Chairman),
Mr Ian Martin (Company Secretary) Mr Ian Newman (Treasurer),
Ms Sylvia King (Minutes Secretary), Cllr Rex Sadler MBE, Ms Kate Hellyar,
Mr Martin Tremayne, Mr Alan Tully.


7th October 2009

Uncle Joe's seat rebuilt

(in front of the Doctors' Surgery)

Joe Ould was a road man for the village and lived in Ivy Cottage.
He spent a lot of time sitting on a make-do seat in the hedge of what was then a farmyard in the centre of the village

In 1950's he was nicknamed "Uncle Joe" and Keith Penrose made the first bench seat as such in the 1960's.
Later in the 1970's, after Uncle Joe's death, the present seat (with a suitable plaque) was constructed and was secured by the late David (DICKIE) Dyer who did a great deal for the revival of the village hall when it was in
danger of closing, and was employed by the late Ben Spike, who developed Castle View Park.

The latest seat has been made by John (JOC) Wright and bolted down in October 2009

Keith & Stephen Penrose, along with Parish Councillor Rex Sadler test out the new seat


14th November 2007

Official Opening of Anvil Trust

See photos of opening ceremony


 

12th November 2007

Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony

Each year at 11.00 am on the 11th November, a short service of remembrance for those who lost their lives in the service of their country takes place around the Millenium Cross, not a war memorial as such, but an appropriate focal point for the village.

Photos courtesy of John Wright


 

 

 

 

 

 

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