Broseley Pipe Works and Ironbridge

Thursday 26th May 2022

The Third Warden, Henry Tuck, has been our point-person developing our relationship with the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, and the Broseley Pipe Works, which is part of it. He organised a trip for a few of us to meet with Oliver Meeson, who is a young man looking to develop his skills as a clay pipe maker. We were given a guided tour of the pipe works by Kate Cadman, Curator of the Coalport China Museum, and given a demonstration of his skills by Oliver. In the museum, we were able to see, in situ, the historic prints which the Company has loaned to the museum, (and which we restored and reframed in 2018). It was a most interesting morning, rounded off by lunch with Nick Ralls, who is the Chief Executive of the Trust, who shared with us his plans for the summer and his strategy for developing the offering in Ironbridge. The future there certainly looks bright.