All fired up!

The fires are lit – so let the forging begin! Bath’s first-ever Festival of Ironwork has got underway today – Thursday, June 14th.

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The Master Blacksmiths have started work on their individual panels for the bandstand.

See the blacksmiths at work – and have a go yourself – is just some of the entertainment available in Parade Gardens through to 6pm on Sunday evening.

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Here’s where Bath school children are having a (supervised) go at ironwork.

There are also displays of the most amazing ironwork.

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Another piece of iron art.

Running alongside this ar talks on the subject at the Guildhall and free sixty minute Heritage Ironwork walks – led by two experienced blacksmiths – around Bath City centre to discover hidden ironwork treasures.

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Some of the amazing ironwork on display.

Elsewhere on the Bath Newseum site, you will read how Master Blacksmiths will be forging unique and individual ironwork panels for the bandstand in Parade Gardens.

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How clever is this?

 

Find out more about the National Heritage Ironwork Group – and the Bath Iron Festival – via www.nhig.org.uk

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There is plenty to see outside too.

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Skilful work on display in Parade Gardens.