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The Man in the Foundry


There is a working foundry at the Blists Hill Victorian town in Coalbrookdale. Unfortunately not the original foundry but traditional methods are employed to cast iron products for sale in the shop there and also for restoration projects.

The blocks in the foreground are sand moulds that are used for the products cast with molten iron from the blast furnace that is situated behind the workman in the background.


The Man in the Foundry


There is a working foundry at the Blists Hill Victorian town in Coalbrookdale. Unfortunately not the original foundry but traditional methods are employed to cast iron products for sale in the shop there and also for restoration projects.

The blocks in the foreground are sand moulds that are used for the products cast with molten iron from the blast furnace that is situated behind the workman in the background.


comments (6)

  • blackdog
  • a polling booth
  • 14 May 2010, 06:27
A little slice of history, you have a steady hand for 1/8 of a second ;o)
Les Auld: Lean against teh wall and take deep breaths Mike, thanks for the comemnt.
Great stuff Les. I worked for Morganite Crucible years ago and foundries are interesting places!
Les Auld: I had occasion to work with a couple of foundries in Birmingham years ago and they were indeed interesting Bill, and a bit dodgy as well at times. Thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 May 2010, 08:37
Intriguing stuff Les: I must go there one day
Les Auld: It is well worth the trip Chris, thanks for the comment.
EVery year we plan to go to Ironbridge and the museums and every year we seem not to get there. This looks good in B&W Les.
Les Auld: It is well worth the trip Brian, thanks for the comment.
This sure seems a picture from the past..I love all the shades of B&W Les.
Les Auld: It does seem to work well Ron, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 May 2010, 00:52
To cast, or not to cast. An excellent picture.
Les Auld: Thanks you Louis, appreciate the comment.

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