Re-enactments Video

Anchor Forge Steam Hammer

Please find below a video that I made of the Anchor Forge Steam-Powered Hammer in action, recorded at the Red By Night event, at the Black Country Living Museum in May.

Thanks to all the staff and volunteers at the museum for making it such a great event.

All footage was recorded in 4K using a Fujifilm X-H1 Camera and XF16-55mm F/2.8 Lens.


Red By Night at The Black Country Living Museum

Please find below selection of sights and characters from a Saturday evening special event at the Black Country Museum in Dudley titled “Red By Night”.  All photos were taken with my Fujifilm X-H1 with 16-55mm F/2.8 (mostly) and 16mm F/1.4 lenses.


It was a perfect late spring evening for the event as you can see from the photo above.  Barely a breath of wind to disturb the reflections at the Castle Fields Boat Dock.  The title of the event comes from the well known local expression “Black by Day, Red by Night” referring to the heavy industry that was a feature of the Black Country, and which is celebrated at the Museum.


One of the great highlights of the evening was to see the newly restored Steam-Powered Hammer in action.  This has recently been brought back into full service following a £100,000 restoration.  It was a wonderful experience to see the steam hammer in action.  Here you can see a glowing lump of steel taken straight from the furnace being carefully put into place ready for the hammer.