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The Forge circa 1930

Where the Butterley company made many items for the Midland Railway ranging from coal wagons to the arches of St Pancras International railway station.

The Forge as it was in 2013

The Royal Scot passing  The Forge on the

17th December 2017

Copyright:- Catherine Beresford-Kemp

Far right:-

Map of The Forge

Courtesy of Pete Clark

The Friends of Belper Parks Ltd. were given a total of £121,000 to save this wildlife site from  a developer. 71 acres of The Forge are connected to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust sites of Cromford canal and the Erewash wetlands.

Welcome to Friends of the Forge

There will be a “Start Up” meeting at 7:00 p.m. 29th January at The Anvil Club which is within the Church hall, Casson Street, Ironville. Doors open 6:45 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to form a community group to support the improvement of The Forge as a nature reserve, and to listen to residents thoughts on the development of The Forge. Anyone interested in The Forge and or conservation is very welcome.