The Friends were very fortunate that following BR privatisation, an inventory of railway assets by AMEY Rail turned up this Blacksmiths Forge in its original condition.
Based at Reading, it was thought to be the last complete GWR forge in existance.
We show here just one view of the vast range of tools recovered from the site. The building itself was intact with two huge ceiling mounted bellows to provide the draft for the forge.
|Due to the scope and size of the project, it is clearly one for the future. All the equipment was recovered and is in secure storage at Kidderminster.||BACK|
This could well be our next STAR project. |