Richard Jones – Blacksmith

 

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Richard Jones live Forging at E&O 2016

Very sorry to say that one of our biggest supporters and friend passed away last Thursday evening. Richard was so passionate and involved in Blacksmiths and Forging Competitions, the NBCC blacksmith competition circuit and Worshipful Company of Blacksmith engagements that we will be missed greatly.

This year we’ll have a selection of his last work for sale at Edenbridge and Oxted Blacksmith Competitions, all proceeds will go to his surviving family.

A great man and a great Blacksmith, we’ll miss you Richard! Richards Funeral will be held at 3.15pm on Thursday 22nd June at Haycombe crematorium, 209 Whiteway road, Bath, BA2 2RQ.

NBCC results 2015

The NBCC results for 2015 where officially signed off yesterday, so that means we have our Show champions for this year.

Here’s the link to the Results page 2015

The NBCC Championship (run by the NBCC Committee under the wing of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths) is a separate Competition to the individual regional/County Shows. This national Competition takes the Show Champions and Reserve winners from the Static Competition and Live Forging Competition from all of the ten regional Competitions and compiles them to make overall Champions for the two disciplines. The winners get additional awards, prize money and are invited to the WCOB prize ceremony in the City of London to receive their awards

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Kieth Mahoney, Champion Blacksmith

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Richard Jones, Live Forging Champion

This year’s Champion Blacksmith was Keith Mahoney (Wiltshire) with his Iron Casket and Remuna Picard (Kent) was awarded Reserve Champion with his Fire Screen. The Live Forging Champion was won by Richard Jones (Somerset) gaining three wins and two reserve places, Reserve Champion was Simon Hall (Devon) with two wins and two reserve places.

Here’s the link to the Results page 2015

North Somerset Show 2015 Results.

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Joanna Williams Artistic Class 2nd place winner, First time entrant!.- photo by Joanna Williams/Fireironart

Here are the Competitions results for this years North Somerset show. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to the Judge Mr Andrew Hall FWCB, the show organiser Mr Richard Jones FWCB and the show stewards. Well done to all the competitors your hard work and planning is appreciated.

Photos of the show can be viewed at this link Somerset Show 2015

There was an extra Class for Churchill Academy, the Show is keen to run a student/ novice class so hopefully this will become a regular class for Students and Apprentices.

First and second places in the Live Forging automatically go into the NBCC Live Forging Championship as will the Show Champion and Reserve.

Class 1 Indoor

1st Mr M Shepherd with a Toasting fork

2nd Mr M Shepherd with a Trivet

3rd Mr S Hall with a Coffee Table

Class 2 Outdoor

1st Mr D Harman with a Dragon Door Knocker

2nd Mr S Hall with a Large Hanging Bracket

3rd Mr R C Jones with a fire Pit Log Roller

Class 3 Artistic

1st Mr K MaHoney with a Gentleman’s Boot Scraper

2nd Ms J Williams with a Bouquet of Calla Lilly’s

3rd Mr B Hill with a Tree Sculptor

Class 4 Live (latch in 75 mins)

1st Mr D Harman

2nd Mr S Hall

3rd Mr R C Jones

Show Champion

Mr K MaHoney

Reserve Champion

Mr M Shepherd

Public Vote

Mr B Hill with Tree Sculptor with over 3rd of votes

Special Class

For Churchill Academy 6th form students final A level project

1st Mr Joseph Lyons

The Somerset Show 4th May 2015

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Richard Jones. West Country Blacksmith, Live forging competition.

The Somerset Show is held on 4th May 2015 (early May Bank Holiday) and is the first of the ten NBCC Competitions. This years schedule is:

1. Static Indoor
2. Static Outdoor
3. Artistic,
4. Live Forging – 1 1/4 hrs to make a Latch to competitor’s own design. Forge, fuel and anvil supplied, material not!

Please comment to request more detail, or how to enter.

2014 Blacksmith Competition Winners

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2014 Blacksmith Competitions winners!

Congratulations to 2014 NBCC winners, a lot of hard work goes into their achievements and thanks to all who managed and organized the competitions.

Champion Static Competition winner is Malcolm Shepherd on 28 points winning at North Somerset and Dorset, with running up points at North Somerset and E&O.

Reserve Champion Static Competition winner is Richard Jones on 24 Points with wins at South of England and New Forest and a second at South of England.

Champion Live Competition winner is Richard Jones on a massive 38 points winning at Cornwall, South of England and Dorset, with running up points at North Somerset, New Forest and the Welsh.

Reserve Champion Live Competition winner is Paul Gilbert on 28 Points with wins at Devon County and Bath & West and a second places at Cornwall and Dorset.

Well done guys hopefully see you next year!

The Edenbridge & Oxted Show

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Blacksmithing at Edenbridge & Oxted Show

The first entry on the Blacksmith competitions at The Edenbridge & Oxted Show Blog. Well what can you say…. ‘Welcome’ for a start, especially if you are new to all this.  If you are a seasoned competitor, I’m glad you’ve found us .

The Competitions are not all about showing off and seeing who’s best (although there is that too), its prime purpose is getting Blacksmiths or people who have an interest in Forging metal together and sharing.

Sharing can be a complicated thing… thoughts, opinions, skills, design, techniques, business savvy, inside info and so on, the list is a lot longer than I care to note down here. Sharing is also companionship, this is something that develops by default when like minded people get together and if you allow me a little sentiment, its a thing to be cherished!

At the Blacksmith competitions at The Edenbridge & Oxted Show the first thing you’ll become aware of as a newcomer is the friendly, laid back nature of the event. This informality is infectious and before you know it you’ll be chatting and discussing with other Smiths about all sorts of Blacksmith stuff. Even when the intense Live forging competitions get underway the organizers have a knack of keeping the seriousness of the forging, light and welcoming. If you are returning to the Competition you’ll know what I’m talking about already!

This new website is to note down all the good stuff that happens at Blacksmith competitions at The Edenbridge & Oxted Show and to inform everyone of the important bits like, schedules, results and prizes.