Sharing knowledge across borders

Eleftheria Mavromati, who took up one of our student CPD bursaries and travelled from Athens to Bath for our seminar on Treatment & Protection, shares her thoughts and impressions of the day. “As a PhD student I follow… Read More

Treatment & Protection in Bath

Delegates from as far afield as Cumbria, Belgium and Athens descended on Bath in March for our seminar on the ‘Treatment & Protection of Heritage Ironwork’. In the Guildhall’s grand Council Chamber, course leaders Andy Thearle, Geoff Wallis… Read More

New NHIG Award Announced

Following the success of our Forging Ahead conference at the V&A in November 2019, the National Heritage Ironwork Group (NHIG) is excited to announce a new award recognising exemplary conservation within the ironwork sector.  The inspiration of the… Read More

Student perspective on V&A conference

“My experience was wholly positive, from meeting such phenomenal people to learning about the Coalbrookdale shut-down and the way slate was brought up from quarries during the 10-minute champions, and all of that in a truly great venue…. Read More

NHIG’s first conference ‘a true inspiration’

‘Forging Ahead’, the NHIG’s inaugural conference held at the V&A in November this year, was an entirely fitting celebration of our 10th anniversary, providing as it did a happy meeting of minds between craft practitioners and heritage consultants,… Read More

Student View of Cast Iron seminar

As a student of Hereford and Ludlow College studying blacksmithing, I was invited to go along to the NHIG’s Pigs, Puddlers and Patterns seminar at the wonderful location of Coalbrookdale. I am still unsure of the path I… Read More

FireFOLK: Final Flames of our Flagship event

The spark that kindled BathIRON was a desire to share the living and thriving craft of the blacksmith as widely as possible, while drawing attention to our precious ironwork heritage, and promoting a greater understanding of the high… Read More


Alternative corrosion protection

‘An alternative corrosion protection for wrought-iron bridges’ by Dave Gent, Paul Thomas and Max-Xavier Woof, was recently published in the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) Journal.  Excerpt “A major factor in the maintenance of metallic bridge structures involves… Read More

New sculpture tender opportunity…

Gate Guardian sculpture for Daedalus  Fareham Borough Council requires a large Gate Guardian sculpture for a new open space being created at Daedalus. The Gate Guardian will be a new landmark for the area and should evoke a… Read More