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Early iron smelting from the Bristol Channel Orefield

Dr Tim Young, Cardiff University and Historical Metallurgy Society

Venue: BAWA Filton

Wednesday May 15th, 2013 at 19:30

Joint event with the Ebbw Vale Metallurgical and Historical Society and the Historical Metallurgy Society

The Bristol Channel Orefield comprises scattered high grade iron ore deposits, the best known of which are those in the Forest of Dean. The talk traces the story of the first two millenia of their exploitation up to the introduction of the blast furnace in the 16th century.

The talk will be followed by a discussion and buffet.

Members and non-members are welcome.

Tim Young with a furnace
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