Photo Archive

Several members of WIRG, past and present, have donated or lent collections of photographic transparencies and prints to the group, which have been digitised. Below is a selection arranged by subject, which can be viewed by clicking on the links. Other subjects can be added in the future or additional images added to subjects already displayed. We will be pleased to receive potential additions to the archive, which can be scanned and returned. Prospective contributors should contact the Editor.

On each page you select, hover your mouse over an image to see a description, click on an image to see it enlarged. Use the left and right arrows to move through the enlarged images.

Beauport Park Bath House, Battle, excavation 1970-2Blackwater Forge, Crawley, excavation 1988Stream Furnace Boring Bar conservation 1975Broadfield, Crawley, excavation 1970-5Chingley Forge and Furnace, Goudhurst, excavations 1968-73
Cow Park bloomeries, Hartfield, excavation 1977-8Experimental bloomery at The Pheasantry, Wych Cross, 1977-85Garden Hill, Hartfield, excavation 1972-82Hodges Wood bloomeries, Crowborough, excavation 1979Maynards Gate bloomeries, Crowborough 1977
Millbrook Saxon bloomery, Maresfield, 1980North Park Furnace, FernhurstPippingford East Furnace, Hartfield, excavation 1972-3Pippingford West Furnace, Hartfield, excavation 1974Pippingford Park bloomery, Hartfield, 1970
Scarlets Furnace, Cowden, excavation 1976Sharpthorne Brickworks, West Hoathly, ore pitsSmythford bloomery, Worth, excavation 1980-2Bardown, Ticehurst, excavation 1960-8Holbeanwood, Ticehurst, excavation 1968-71
Panningridge Furnace, Penhurst, excavation 1964-70Roffey, Colgate, excavations 1985Thorp's Wood, Sedlescombe, excavation 2013Little Furnace Wood, Mayfield, excavation 2003-7Cobhambury Wood, Edenbridge, Roman road excavation 1995
Warren Furnace, Worth, pond bay restoration c.1919Darwell Furnace, Mountfield, c.1936Batsford Furnace, Herstmonceux, excavation 1978Maynard's Gate Furnace, Crowborough, excavation 1975-6 UCL Institute of Archaeology, copper smelting experiments 1984
Turners Green bloomery excavation 1968-70Field visit to the Pays de Bray, Normandy, 1989Wealden iron graveslabsMinepit Wood, Rotherfield, excavation 1965-7Minepit Copse, Fernhurst 2024

The Group is indebted to David Brown who has scanned many of the transparencies for the archive.

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