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Friends of The Forge
The Forge as it was in 2013. This is only half of The Forge!
The Royal Scot passing The Forge on the
17th December 2017
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 was a “Start Up” meeting on 29th January at The Anvil Club which is within the Church hall, Casson Street, Ironville. The meeting was attended by 120 people.
The purpose of the meeting was 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.
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.
Photograph copyright A. Neeves 2013
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|AVBC News Release|
|Pros and Cons of fencing|
|Butterflies-First & Last|
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|Butterflies - Books|
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|Photographs of The Forge|
|History - Summary|
|Themes - Coppice Brook|
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