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Below, the Forge in about 1981.

It was a working forge at least until the 1970s. I worked for the Greater London Council's Harold Hill fencing gang in the late 60s and early 70s. We used long steel spikes and short steel wedges on a regular basis, all for breaking concrete around fence and gate posts. They needed to be dressed and drawn on a regular basis and after days of moaning my foreman, Ronnie Enfield, would take them all up to the forge for maintenance. They came back pucka and we then proceeded to give them wellie until they blunted again and the whole process would continue over.

Del Smith