The die is cast (2/5)

Click to hear The die is cast (7mins 50 secs)

Thursday is a busy day at Taylor’s Bell Foundry because that is when the all-important act of casting takes place. Robert Bracegirdle brings his tour of the factory toa climax high above the foundry floor, as he takes us through the magical process called casting. It is as much alchemy as it is science.

This art has been practised in more or less the same way for 1000 years and is best experienced in the falling light of a Winter’s afternoon.

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