Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Robin Butler's 80th Birthday

Blacksmith and volunteer extraordinaire Robin Butler turned 80 on Saturday 27th March. Robin had expressed his wish to spend his birthday at the museum, doing what he does best -blacksmithing! A lovely day was had by all and there was a big crowd to celebrate the event. Many local blacksmiths attended the party and each made a nail in the museum's forge which was then banged into the wooden 'birthday cake'. Below are two videos of the day, one showing some of the blacksmithing which took place and the other of the festivities in Fat Betty's.







Many lovely photos were taken too so there's also a slideshow. A big blog post for a big birthday!





C.Gough
(pics by P and S Gough)
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