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Discover Whinfield Coke Ovens Talk & Guided Walk

Saturday, 15 September, 2018 - 10:30 to 15:30

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Price: 
Free

Find out how iron was turned into steel hundreds of years ago at Derwentcote Steel Furnace. This Grade 1 Listed Building is one of the few remaining examples of this type of furnace in the country.

This is a rare opportunity to see inside the 18th century furnace and experience authentic history for yourself. Learn how wrought iron was turned into steel through the cementation process; this is the last remaining piece of evidence of this type of steel making in the north east.

Feel free to browse the information boards at your leisure or join the pre-bookable guided tour around the furnace and down to the cottages. The tour runs from 1pm to 3pm, places are limited, booking is essential: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discover-derwentcote-steel-furnace-tickets-48125905880?aff=eac2

Address: 
Whinfiled Coke Ovens
End of Highfield Road
Whinfield Industrial Estate
Highfield
NE39 1EN
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