The following are links to other web sites. As the group heading suggest, they are a combination of site relating to the Forge, Local History, Local places of Interest and the favorite sites of some of our Working Members, including those of other groups to which they belong
Sites Related to or including Wortley Top Forge
Sites covering places of Local Interest
Sites covering Similar Subjects
Our Favorite Sites
The Sites of Our Sponsors
Links that are included elsewhere within this site
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Wortley Top Forge Model Engineers share our site and run the Miniature railway on Sunday Afternoons
The Hawley Tool Collection is the life times work of our current Honorary Custodian, and obviously there are close ties between Top Forge and the Hawley Collection
The Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust runs Kelham Island Museum and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet. Both these sites have links to Top Forge, with equipment and exhibits of a similar nature.
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet also has its own Web site
The Official Site for Barnsley details many places that can be include in a day out to Top Forge.
The Barnsley Chronicle is one of the Local Papers serving the area, that have a website.
Grenoside & District Local History Group have a web site of historic details relating to a neighbouring parish between Wortley and Sheffield
The Sitha.com website includes extensive links to attractions in Barnsley
The visitpenistone.co.uk website includes extensive links to attractions in and around Penistone
The iKnow-PeakDistrict Tourist Information for Penistone site athttp://www.iknow-peakdistrict.co.uk/tourist_information/north-peak-district/penistone/penistone_stocksbridge_langsett.htm gives local information.
Sheffield on the Internet - Guide and information source to Sheffield, South Yorkshire and the Peak District for visitors, business & expats. Huge list of local links. - can give more ideas to include in a visit to Top Forge.
Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group
www.english-heritage.org.uk/ is the Official Site for English Heritage
The Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society runs trains around the massive Scunthorpe Steel Works, owned by Corus. These trains are usually steam hauled and give the visitor some idea of what Iron and Steel works have developed into, over the last 100 years or so.
I.A.Recordings can supply videos of Industrial and Industrial Archeological sites. They also have a very comprehensive Links Page to other Museums, Industries and private web sites
The Manchester Museum of Science and Industry is a bit too far away to be classed as local but has on wide collection of Steam engines, Electrical and Gas equipment. They also have one of only four surviving electric locomotives that used to haul trains through Wortley Station and Thurgoland, close to the Forge (on the Woodhead Route).
The Mills Archive is a new archive and resource library specialising in traditional mills and milling.
These are the Favorite Sites of the author and other Society Members. They have no connection with Top Forge other than us liking them. We hope you will also find at least one site of interest in here.
How Stuff Works is an America site but includes many interesting explanations of machines, illustrations and animations.
The National Tramway Museum (or Crich Tramway Village) is a fairly local museum, and has a large collection of trams from Sheffield, not to mention the fact that much of the tramway pointwork was originally manufactured in Sheffield steelworks. (Did Tramcars have Iron Axles from Top Forge; we doubt it, but you never know)
Vulcan Restoration Trust owns Vulcan aircraft No. XL426 now based at London Southend Airport. They are one of several groups currently caring for and restoring former RAF Vulcan Bombers around the world. (Yes - the Top Forge webmaster has a soft spot for Vulcans!).
Visitors are invited to submit Web Sites that either deal with local Tourist Attractions (South & West Yorkshire and North Derbyshire) or Museums and Historic sites including Iron Works and the like, for inclusion on this page.
The Space below is reserved for Links to the Web Sites of Businesses and Industries that offer sponsorship for the restoration work at Wortley Top Forge
Tony Ball - Sheffield - Chartered Accountant
Corus Group and their predecessors (British Steel/United Engineering Steels) have helped by supplying materials and now a crank shaft for the project to reconstruct the Blower within the Forge
Hilti (Gt. Britain) Ltd have genously arranged short the terms loan of heavy duty power tools for specific jobs around the Forge
Lilleker Bros. are Electrical installation contractor based in South Yorkshire. They have generously loaned specialist equipment and continue to supplied valuable materials to us at cost price.
The EM2 Locomotive Society own E27000 and a railcar used for overhead line work. Their website includes many historical details on the Woodhead Railway and an interesting animation.
Industrial Railway Society Started off as the Birmingham Locomotive Club after WWII. Their locomotive records, Library and publications form an invaluable record the use of locomotives, mainly in industrial and preservation circles in Britain (with an increasing interest in the 'rest of the world').
The Old Lawnmower Club has a name that speaks for itself
Peak District Mines Historical Society operate a number of sites including the Mining Museum in Matlock Bath. They are involved in numerous exploration and conservation projects, and run trips for their members to mining sites around the country.
Penmorfa.com includes photographs and descriptions of the Welsh Slate Industry that compliment the Industrial Achaeology photographs included in this site.
The Worcester Historical Museum helped us to trace Lucius W. Pond, manufacturer of our Iron Planing Machine.
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