The Historical Metallurgy Society originated in the early 1960s, partly in response to the damage and destruction of many historically important metallurgical sites. Conservation, research and protection are still important parts of the Society’s role.
Is there a site in your area which represents an important aspect of metallurgical history? Even small and apparently mundane sites can be of regional and even national importance. The sorts of things we may be able to help with include:
If you are concerned about the preservation of a site, buildings, equipment or archives then the first step is to check with your Local Authority about the status of the site and any planning permission associated with it.
All of this information should be in the public domain. Your local authority will publish a list of planning applications which it has received, usually in the local newspaper and on its website. The Listed or Scheduled status of the site can easily be checked through the local authority Historic Environment Record (HER) or directly through English Heritage.