Traditional Crafts Courses

Trading Places Traditional Crafts Courses

Between October 2013 and November 2017, Rockingham Forest Trust ran The ‘Trading Places’ heritage project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project focussed on the local trades, skills and lives of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. An important element of the project’s work was to set up a traditional skills training programme for young unemployed people from the area; giving them opportunities and experiences to build upon. An oak ‘Training Barn’ was constructed at Stanwick Lakes in early 2014 and is now the venue for a range of  traditional crafts courses.

Please visit the Trading Places Crafts website for details of the courses we offer. Blacksmithing, willow sculpture, woodcarving and basketry  are just a few of the courses to choose from.