Gallery - Village bench with hand forged frame
This bench has become the main meeting point for young people from the village
Arts West End in Lincoln commissioned Anwick Forge to produce this sturdy bench which was based on design ideas from the members of a village youth club, and which forms part of a series of street furniture enhancements in Ruskington, Lincolnshire.
By involving younger members of the community in the design of the bench, which was forged in heavy duty solid bar by the blacksmiths at Anwick Forge, they developed a real sense of ownership of and pride in the bench. As a result it has become a popular meeting place for young people in the village and has remained completely unvandalised.