Archives and Slag Collections – Study & Work Day

Saturday 11th April 2015

The Long Warehouse - Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust - Telford - Shropshire TF8 7DQ

BOOK NOW to ensure a place!

The Archives and Collections Committee (ACC) is holding another Study/work day on Saturday 11th April 2015. This is another opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the ACC and the breadth of the Tylecote archive.

The study/work day is based on two topics: care of the archive collection, particularly the Ronnie Tylecote photographic archive and care of the slag collection.

After brief introductions the day will mainly consist of workshops with ‘hands on’ work. In the archive with sorting photographs and assisting with storage for the safe care of the images, and in the warehouse sorting, identifying, re-boxing and cataloguing the Tylecote Slag Collection.

Tea and coffee will be provided, lunch can be provided at a cost of £4.00.

A booking form and provisional programme can be downloaded HERE

Further details and a booking form is available on the HMS web site ( or from Eddie Birch (Tel 01226 370331) or Louise Bacon ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


The Society holds a number of meetings throughout the year. The Annual General Meeting is usually held in different part of the UK in May or June each year. Visits and fieldtrips form a part of many of our events and these cover a range of different activities from visiting mines, to the remains of furnaces or workshops, visiting working mills, seeing live metallurgy experiments or even going behind the scenes of museums or exhibitions. In the autumn the Research in Progress meeting provides a forum for the presentation of current, usually unpublished research. At these meeting there is an award for the best student presentation by a current or recent student (within 12 months of graduating).

HMS also manages a list of events that might be of interest to our members.

To see photos and details of our past events please visit our Past HMS Events page. Or if you have any photos or memories of our past events that you would like to share please get in touch with the events team.


Upcoming HMS Events


Archives and Slag Collections
Study & Work Day

11th April 2015
Ironbridge Museum
Celebrating Street Furniture
12th-14th June 2015

Research in Progress
TBC 2015
Brunel University, London