Monday, June 21, 2021

Resources on the history of blacksmithing and forges in Newfoundland and Labrador

 

"Douglas Pinkston owns the last forge in Brigus." circa 1986

Someone came looking for information on the history of blacksmith's shops, forges, smithies, whatever you wish to call them, so I figured I'd share it here! This is a list-in-progress, so if you come across other online resources that we can share, let me know - dale@heritagenl.ca 


Green Family Forge, Trinity:
https://www.mun.ca/ich/resources/ICH_Case_Study_006_WEB.pdf

Rendell Forge, Heart's Content
https://heritagefoundation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/009-The-Rendell-Family-of-Blacksmiths.pdf

Littlejohn's Forge, Bay Roberts
https://www.communitystories.ca/v2/heritage-places-bay-roberts_lieux-patrimoine/story/remembering-littlejohns-forge-coleys-point/

Pinkston Forge, Brigus interview
https://collections.mun.ca/digital/collection/ich_avalon/id/5474

Decks Awash article on Pinkston Forge:
https://collections.mun.ca/digital/collection/cns_decks/id/5333/rec/4

Blacksmithing Living Heritage podcast
https://collections.mun.ca/digital/collection/ich_oral/id/850

interview with Ian Gillies, NL Blacksmith
http://www.ichblog.ca/2020/05/ian-gillies-newfoundland-blacksmith.html

John Rodway House, Baine Harbour
https://heritagefoundation.ca/heritage-property/john-rodway-senior-residence-registered-heritage-structure/

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