Talk about brass

The brass foundry at the Stothert and Pitt factory in Bath.

Residents of Bath and North East Somerset are being invited to step back into the world of 18th century brass-making.

The brass foundry at the Stothert and Pitt factory in Bath.
Moulding workers at Stothert and Pitt’s  brass foundry in Bath. 1910  ©Bath in Time. Click on image to go through to website.

An illustrated talk by Tony Coverdale will tell them how brass ingots and water wheels were made by continental craftsmen, some of whose descendants still live in the Avon area.

Tony said: Early experiments, using local coal to smelt Cornish copper on the banks of the River Avon, culminated in the manufacture of brass products for markets as far afield as Africa and North America.”

His talk will take place at Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Paulton Library on Tuesday, 7 October from 7pm to 8pm. The hub café will be open for coffee and cake prior to the event.

The event is free of charge but please book your place to guarantee entry. Tickets are available from both Paulton Library and Midsomer Norton Library.