TF7416 : Wheel Wrights Oven

taken 8 years ago, near to East Walton, Norfolk, Great Britain

Wheel Wrights Oven.
Wheel Wrights Oven.
A fire in this building was used to heat the iron tyres of farm tumbrils and wagons. It was in use until about 1940. The wheel to be fitted was clamped to a nearby iron disc on the ground, and when the tyre was red-hot, it was transferred to the wheel by means of the special tools displayed inside. Buckets of cold water (from a well on the same green) were then thrown over it, and as it contracted, a tight fit was obtained.
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 14 October, 2009
Category
Historic building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 742 168 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.2575N 0:34.7328E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 741 168
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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