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Wednesday, 01 August 2018 16:42

Doc's Town hosts blacksmith hammer-in, July 29, 2018

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Visitors to the Doc's Town Heritage Village in Swift Current had an opportunity to learn more about the traditional art of blacksmithing during a blacksmith hammer-in at the William Ball blacksmith shop, July 29. This blacksmith shop was originally operated by Ball in the small community of Valjean from 1914 to 1958. The shop was donated to Doc's Town in 1981 and still contains all the original equipment used by Ball. Special programming takes place every Sunday afternoon at the heritage village, which is located at Kinetic Exhibition Park. The buildings at Doc's Town are open from 1-5 p.m. from Friday to Sunday as well as holiday Mondays until Labour Day. Upcoming events include hymn singing at the old church on Aug. 5 at 2 p.m., a line dance party at the Airmen's Billet on Aug. 10 at 2 p.m., a country music jam session at the Airmen's Billet on Aug. 12 at 2 p.m., a day for kids from 1-5 p.m. on Aug. 19, a non-denominational church service at 11 a.m. on Aug. 26, and a harvest dance at the Airmen's Billet on Sept. 2 at 2 p.m.

 

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Matthew Liebenberg

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