Tour one of country’s last surviving nail forges near Sheffield
The preserved nail forge at Hoylandswaine, between Penistone and Barnsley, will be open free of charge on Bank Holiday Monday May 27 from 11am to 3.30pm.
It is a historic small workshop where nails used to be made by hand on an anvil. Once there were many forges like it in the area, but now it is a rarity. It still has the original hearth, bellows and chimney.
Come and hear our volunteers explain how nails were made, how the
nailmaker and his family worked in a forge close to their home, and the part that nailmaking played in village life.
Hoylandswaine is just off the A628 Barnsley – Penistone road. The Nail Forge is on the village street near the Lord Nelson public house. There will be an Open sign outside.