HISTORIC building the Nail Forge in Hoylandswaine in Barnsley will be open to visitors free of charge on Sunday, July 15, as part of the Festival of British Archaeology.
The Nail Forge is a historic small workshop where nails were made by hand on an anvil. Once there were many forges like it in the area, but now it is a rarity. Volunteers will explain from 11am to 4pm how a nailmaker worked in a forge close to his home, and the part nailmaking played in village life. Often, children had to work too.