The Back side of Force Forge, Lake district, Cumbria.

Roy  Massicks

Bay of Islands., New Zealand

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Artist's Description

I am standing in what was the mill race to take this photo. The small opening low down on the building to the left is the vertical shaft to the turbine type
water wheel. Building to the right was the charcoal
barn. There is a possibility that the main forge was
a short way up the road at Force Mills but there was
definitely a forge here. When the forge closed it
became a small bobbin mill. The belt pulleys for the
machinery still run overhead through the owner’s
lounge.
John Mossocke also known as John de Force Forge my 7th Great Grandfather & Bob my cousin’s 6th g.g. was the Hammerman. That was the working manager.
He was paid £1.13s 4d per ton of iron produced,
out of this he would remunerate the other forge men. John signed an agreement with the then owner Thomas Rawlinson for employment for life.
This was on the 17th Jan 1680 and the forge closed in 1744.
Thomas Rawlinson was one of the founding members of the Quaker movement to which my early ancestors were closely associated.

HERE ENDETH THE LESSON BROTHERS & SISTERS !

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