Save the Doddridge Blacksmith Shop

$14,530 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 58 people in 27 months
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Keenan Hopkins  Angaston, SA
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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Update 2
Posted by Keenan Hopkins
25 months ago
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Thank you to everyone for their kind donations to our Save the Blacksmith Shop appeal. We have now raised sufficient funds to purchase the property and settlement will occur Thursday 15th December. We hope that everyone can come to visit the Blacksmith Shop and enjoy an Earth Wind Fire and Water experience! Sincere thanks to everyone for their support from the members of the Angaston and Penrice Historical Society
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Update 1
Posted by Keenan Hopkins
27 months ago
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Thanks to all who have supported the cause so far. Good news is that we are certain now that the purchase will go ahead and sign the contract to buy.

Still, we need to continue to campaign to raise funds, so please keep spreading the word. Once again thank you so very much for all your support.
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Merle Hopkins
27 months ago
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We must all keep up the effort to save the Blacksmith Shop for the people of the Barossa.

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Nathan Rogers
27 months ago
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My comment related to the update.... so please get the Barossa Council to put in the funds some have asked for.... and encourage people to donate money.

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Nathan Rogers
27 months ago
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Please keep donating..... the historical society will still have a lot of money to pay off. Don't be put off by the above message.

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Nathan Rogers
25 months ago

I have told many people about this situation, that people can make a difference as a community, and some who simply take a negative approach to so many areas relating to heritage make no difference. These people don't really want to take action or will look at issues in so many negative ways. They are also people I do have a lot of sympathy with. Well done to everyone who helped out in this situation.

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$14,530 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 58 people in 27 months
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DS
$100
David & kaylene Saegenschnitter
26 months ago
JM
$200
Joe Mylius
26 months ago
CI
$20
Chris Irving
26 months ago
TM
$150
Theo Marks
26 months ago

Well done - great effort

JK
$100
Jim KENNEDY
26 months ago
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receipt please

TW
$250
Thorn-Clarke Wines
26 months ago
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$50
Anonymous
26 months ago
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$100
Anonymous
27 months ago
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PA
$100
Phillip Allen
27 months ago
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An historic and complete forge, well worth preserving.

$100
Anonymous
27 months ago
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Merle Hopkins
27 months ago
3
3

We must all keep up the effort to save the Blacksmith Shop for the people of the Barossa.

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Nathan Rogers
27 months ago
1
1

My comment related to the update.... so please get the Barossa Council to put in the funds some have asked for.... and encourage people to donate money.

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Nathan Rogers
27 months ago
1
1

Please keep donating..... the historical society will still have a lot of money to pay off. Don't be put off by the above message.

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Nathan Rogers
25 months ago

I have told many people about this situation, that people can make a difference as a community, and some who simply take a negative approach to so many areas relating to heritage make no difference. These people don't really want to take action or will look at issues in so many negative ways. They are also people I do have a lot of sympathy with. Well done to everyone who helped out in this situation.

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