12 December 2021 Many visitors descended on the Forge for the Santa event. The weather was kind; the multitude was fed; all our engines (and some brought by friends) worked all day. The Salvation Army Silver Band played and the Greenmoor choir sang carols. This might have been the last outing before covid omicra restrictions.
Father Christmas was overworked and eventually ran out of time and presents for which we must apologise. Would it be cheating next year to have two Santas?
23 August 2021 Amateur film maker David Moulds has spent a little time at the Forge. The result of his efforts can be seen on U-Tube at ebe257.
17 May 2021 The Forge opened again for the 2021 Season on Sunday 23rd May 2021 at 11:00am.
March 2021 A small team of essential workers continues to maintain the Ancient Monument. They are working outdoors while keeping social distancing. They are of an age that most have been vaccinated!
October 2020 The Forge is owned by South Yorkshire Industrial History Society. Christine Ball was for years a leading member of the society: President, secretary, archivist, until her death in 2014.
Tony Ball has chosen to honour her memory by donating a fine steel bench to the Forge. It was crafted by blacksmith Andrew Renwick.
August 2020 We are ready to welcome our volunteers and general visitors back onto our site after the COVID-19 restrictions have been eased. Precautions are in place to make the site safe and visitors will be closely supervised. Handrails and surfaces will be regularly disinfected. Our newly refurbished toilets are sparkling clean. The volunteers have gone back to building sheds.
March 2020 An impressive range of storage sheds and display area for stationary steam engines has been built. More will follow.
The refurbished toilet block is not yet complete. The plumbing and the electrics are almost finished. When the floor cover is laid, the pedestals can be screwed in place. Wooden staging and ramp is being built to give easy access. And then came the coronavirus lockdown! Patience may be required.