Medieval blast furnace in operation - CANCELLED

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Medieval blast furnace in operation - CANCELLED

Postby Johan Sjöberg » 03 Aug 2014, 22:08

Between 20 September and 3 October the reconstructed 12:th century blast furnace at Nya Lapphyttan will be in operation! They need able bodied men and women to feed coal and haul ore, to check the bellows and monitor the waterwheel. I'm going to be there, most likely during the later half of the burn, I'm open to suggestions on dates here. This will be a rare opportunity to experience the actual workings of a lost craft and although it is not going to be full blown medieval garb for most of the people working there I believe that interested reenactors could still get a fantastic experience from this.

The event is at Nya Lapphyttan outside Norberg in Berslagen. This is a two hour drive away from Stockholm, trains go to Västerås and Sala where I can arrange pick up. The blast furnace is here: https://www.google.se/maps/place/60%C2% ... !1s0x0:0x0

The society that arranges the burn is Järnet på Lapphyttan http://www.jarnetpalapphyttan.se/
The medieval iron museum can be found at http://www.nyalapphyttan.se/

Please note that they still list earlier dates for the burn on their home page, due to the extremely dry weather in the area they have been forced to postpone until late september.

FOR INSURANCE REASONS all participants must be members of 'Järnet på Lapphyttan', this will cost you 150 kr for a year. On the other hand you support the only medieval blast furnace in Sweden...

No one will get paid to participate and there will not be any travel allowance available, this is not an official AB event, only an opportunity to partake in something fun!

Lets go smelt some rocks! Johan
Last edited by Johan Sjöberg on 12 Aug 2014, 20:21, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Medieval blast furnace in operation

Postby Johan Sjöberg » 12 Aug 2014, 20:21

Cancelled!

Unfortunately the organizing comity have decided to not go through with the smelt this year. They apparently felt that one forest fire was enough for the area... I will keep an eye out for next year.
"Det härdade och okufliga släkte af nordiska krigare, som bor bland Svea; och Götalands malmberg, kan på grund av sin väldiga kroppsstyrka och sitt djärfva mod ej mindre än de halsbrytande företag, med rätta förliknas med resar och bärsärkar."
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