Events and Activities from the Forge

Blacksmithing demonstrations are held in the Malham Smithy as well as at agricultural shows. Details of upcoming events can be found on this page.Annabelle Bradley and the Malham Smithy have featured in many television programmes and magazine articles, about the work of a blacksmith.

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Channel 5 @ Great Yorkshire Show

With presenter Jules Hudson and Yorkshire Vet Julian Norton, blacksmith Annabelle Bradley set the pair a blacksmithing challenge to forge a fire rake against the clock, and against each other.

'The Best of The Great Yorkshire Show 2022' is available to watch online until July 2026 at , the blacksmithing feature starts at 23:10 minutes in!

Craig and Bruno's Great British Road Trips

Craig and Bruno experience the very best of the Yorkshire Dales as they take the scenic route from Skipton to Richmond. In episode 2, Craig and Bruno visit the Malham Smithy and try their hand at blacksmithing under the guidance of Blacksmith Annabelle Bradley.
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The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes

Monday 17th June 2019 - Series 3 Episode 4Annabelle Bradley forges a horn burner, with a Ram's Head handle for local Yorkshire Dales farmer.
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Back to the Land with Kate Humble

Monday 21st May 2018 - Episode 9

Kate Humble is celebrating rural Britain as she takes viewers on a journey across the country to meet inspirational entrepreneurs taking big leaps to pioneer rural revolution. Kate visits the Malham Smithy to meet blacksmith Annabelle Bradley.

Escape to the Country

Escape to the Country presenter, Ginny Buckley, tries her hand at Blacksmithing at the Malham Smithy with Artist Blacksmith, Annabelle Bradley.
27th April 2018

"Ginny visits the village of Malham where a passionate female blacksmith has forged a place for herself in the county's blacksmithing heritage."
Ginny Buckley takes on the role of student to learn blacksmithing techniques from female Artist Blacksmith, Annabelle Bradley, in the Malham Smithy where beginners blacksmithing day courses are run weekly.


New Years Day 2017
"This week on Countryfile Anita Rani travels to one of her favourite places in the British countryside, Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales.

It's a precious landscape that she's visited since growing up as a child in nearby Bradford. She learns more about this unique landscape and how it was formed thousands of years ago. She meets an artist, Katharine Holmes, whose passion, like her mother's and grandmother's before, is painting nearby Gordale Scar. In the village of Malham, Anita catches up with the latest incumbent of the local smithy. Annabelle Bradley used to be a tax accountant, but when the smithy came up for lease she changed career and her life took a completely different direction.

Julia Bradbury's Best Walks with a View

Rams Head bottle openers and Malham Smithy hearts have been in 'hot' demand after featuring on ITV's 'Best Walks With a View' with Julia Bradbury in April 2016. The television crew visited Annabelle Bradley at work in the Malham Smithy forging a rams head bottle opener for Julia Bradbury to take away on her walk around Malhamdale.

The One Show

The One Show presenter, Alex Jones, visited the Wrought Ironwork stand at the Great Yorkshire Show. Alex tried her hand at the forge under the guidance of blacksmith, Annabelle Bradley. They began forging a heart on camera, which Annabelle later finished during the show in time for the live broadcast in the evening.

The Dales with Ade Edmondson

The summer months of 2011 have seen the Malham Smithy put into the limelight as Blacksmith Annabelle Bradley has been followed at work by a documentary film crew for ITV.
‘The Dales' has followed the lives of a number of characters in the Yorkshire Dales this Summer, one being Malham resident and village blacksmith Annabelle Bradley.

The production team followed Annabelle through the trials of completing a project of making three large scale bespoke chandeliers for local hostelry, The Buck Inn at Malham.