Meet the Iron Age Forge Team

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The Iron Age Forge was established in 2000, and is mainly a traditional Blacksmiths catering for larger projects. All the Blacksmiths are trained in all aspects of traditional forge work techniques. James Crossman, the founder of the company, was trained at Hereford College where he won the achievement award for his work from the British Decorative Ironwork Foundation in 2003.

He was later awarded a Certificate of Merit from The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths of London in the same year. More recently he was awarded the Diploma of Merit from the Worshipful Company for the high standard of work produced at the forge; this also enables him to use the initials 'AWCB' after his name.

Iron Age Forge Team


All of the blacksmiths at the forge are encouraged to compete in the competitions held at the country shows throughout the year and in 2005 James won National Reserve Champion. The Iron Age Forge is not just about Blacksmithing; we have fully competent welders that can carry out all types of welding from structural sections in buildings to tig welding stainless steel.

The Forge offers a fully equipped mobile workshop with a 3 phase 75KVA generator that is capable of running even the biggest of welders for large site jobs. The Iron Age Forge also has its own finishing plant with in-house and mobile sand blasting.

We also have our own hot metal spraying system that we can use to apply coatings from rust proofing (zinc) to decorative finish (bronze, brass, copper etc) The Forge also has its own paint finishing section where all types of paint and colours can be applied. For unusual items James, the blacksmith, will assist you in the creation of the design.