• Further Endorsement for Ironwork Conservation Principles

    Further Endorsement for Ironwork Conservation Principles

    The National Heritage Ironwork Group is delighted to have formally received an endorsement from Icon (The Institute of Conservation) for its Conservation Principles, which it published last year. The Icon Trustees congratulated the NHIG on its statement of best practice,… Read More

  • Guidelines for Commissioning Conservation Work from Blacksmiths

    What questions could a potential client ask to find out how qualified a blacksmith is to do conservation work? It will be necessary to keep it brief so that the interview can be face to face to get… Read More

  • Heritage Blacksmiths Awards

    The National Heritage Ironwork Group recently held an awards ceremony for graduates from the second and final year of its Heritage Blacksmiths Bursary programme. The training was the first of its kind in the UK and set up… Read More

  • NHIG Trainees go behind the scenes at St Paul’s Cathedral

    At the end of October the 2nd year Heritage Blackmsith Bursary trainess, along with members of NHIG’s training steering group, were give a rare insight into the ironwork at St Paul’s Cathedral. On a fascinating and informative tour… Read More

  • First Heritage Blacksmithing Awards

    This July the National Heritage Ironwork Group (NHIG) held its first awards ceremony for graduates from its inaugural Heritage Blacksmiths training programme. The NHIG award is the first of its kind in the UK and is a competency… Read More

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Corrosion Rates

Nicola Emmerson has co-published a scientific paper on corrosion rates of various wrought iron samples when coated with 5 different preparations. We cannot publish anything but the abstract, but she has made her email address available and if… Read More

First ‘taster talk’ at Gloucester City Council a great success

In March, Geoff Wallis was invited to Gloucester City Council to deliver the NHIG’s ‘Introduction to Heritage Ironwork Conservation’ talk as part of GCC Townscape Heritage initiative. The event was a great success, with 30 professionals, house-holders and practitioners enjoying the picturesque surroundings of… Read More

NHIG hosts inaugural seminar: ‘Best practice in Cleaning, Protection & Coating of Historic Ironwork’

On a fine but cold Saturday in February, the NHIG held its first one day seminar at the Rural Crafts Centre, Holme Lacey, Hereford. The object of the day was to hold a series of presentations and then… Read More

NHIG hires a new Administrator

Gayatri Barua-Howe, our much-appreciated Administrator, who has steered NHIG through a year of growth and development, has decided to re-engage with the world of marketing. Their gain is our loss, as Gayatri has served us well in a… Read More

Another year, another AGM

Generously hosted by The National Trust at its London headquarters, NHIG held its latest AGM in November.  Adrian Legge finished his tour of duty as Chairman, and David James stepped into the role, with Brian Hall as his… Read More