Save the Doddridge Blacksmith Shop

The Angaston & Penrice Historical Society has to raise a $100,000 so they can purchase property as the existing owner is selling.  The Society has 3 weeks to prove that they can raise the funds or risk this historical icon disappearing from Barossa forever.

So please dig deep, also share this to everyone you know. If you would like to donate in person, drop in at the Blacksmith on the weekend.

Doddridge's Blacksmith Shop is open from 1-4 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

The A&H Doddridge Blacksmith Shop is a heritage listed blacksmith’s shop located at 19 Murray Street, Angaston SA. This working museum has over 130 years of blacksmithing at the site and many of the original tools and equipment are on display.

Built in 1876 and located in the main street of Angaston. Hardy and brother Bert were third generation Doddridges working this Blacksmith Shop. In 1965, when in his eighties, Hardy shod his last horse. He kept working other parts of the ‘smithy’ until the 1970s. Doddridge’s Blacksmith Shop shod cart and riding horses, and made wrought iron for carts, buggies, ploughs and tools. Blacksmith shops were an essential part of rural life and this is one of the very few remaining main street ‘smithies’ in South Australia. It is an extremely significant vernacular industrial building. After Hardy’s death in 1981, the people of the district purchased the smithy’s equipment to keep the collection together. The Blacksmith Shop is run by volunteers.

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  • David & kaylene Saegenschnitter
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  • Joe Mylius
    • $200 
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  • Chris Irving
    • $20 
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  • Theo Marks
    • $150 
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Keenan Hopkins
Black Hill SA

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