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The Yard

Chedham's Yard is a prize-winning heritage site. It has recently been restored and is normally open to the public every Saturday from April/May to September, but due to Covid, during 2021 the Yard will only for one day - on 30th October for a Halloween event which will also include the usual demonstrations and talks. The Yard will the re-open for the 2022 season on 16th April.

Hidden away in Wellesbourne in Warwickshire it is a well-kept secret - a blacksmith's and wheelwright's workshop dating from the early 19th century.

The Yard was run by five generations of the Chedham family, the last of whom, Bill Chedham passed away in 2012 shortly after the Yard opened to the public. The Yard is crammed with tools, equipment and items made at or maintained on site along with the materials to make them.

The Yard has been restored with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and BBC Restoration after it beat churches, chapels and a gallery to win the BBC Restoration Village television programme in 2006.

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