The Grapevine Heritage Society reconstructed the old blacksmith shop with the help of volunteer labour and fundraising and the building was dedicated in 1995 by the Mayor.
The old tin shop is on the north side of the Tarantula Train Station and down from the Grapevine Heritage Centre.
The Original village blacksmith shop was opened in 1909 down on Texas Street by ‘Mr Charlie’ as he was known by. He was a skilled metal smith and repaired all kinds of equipment from broken plows to steam engine machinery while of course horses were also shod. He was said to produce the best hay hook in the area.
In this old tin shed of a Blacksmith Shop, you will find personal Steak Branding Irons, Barbed Wire Art , Hand Braided Steel , One of a Kind Items and all kinds of things to tweak the imagination.
Jim White is the resident Blacksmith and you can see him using maybe a little more modern techniques, working away in his shop. You can have a chat to him about anything special you want made.