British steel firm proves its mettle – in pictures

A 100 tonne cylinder of freshly cast hot steel is manouevered for manipulation in the forge at Sheffield Forgemasters in northern England on August 27, 2015. Oli Scarff / AFP

British steel firm proves its mettle – in pictures

A ‘burner’ works on a piece of freshly cast steel as he works in the foundry at Sheffield Forgemasters. Oli Scarff / AFP

British steel firm proves its mettle – in pictures

A forgeman oversees the manipulation of a 100 tonne cylinder of of freshly cast hot steel. Oli Scarff / AFP


British steel firm proves its mettle – in pictures

The word “Sheffield” sits in the entrance gates to Sheffield Forgemasters. Oli Scarff / AFP

British steel firm proves its mettle – in pictures

An employee walks through the Forge at Sheffield Forgemasters. Oli Scarff / AFP

British steel firm proves its mettle – in pictures

A forgeman oversees the manipulation of a 100 tonne cylinder of freshly cast hot steel. Oli Scarff / AFP

British steel firm proves its mettle – in pictures

A grinder works on a freshly cast piece of steel. Oli Scarff / AFP

British steel firm proves its mettle – in pictures

A worker walks past metal shavings in the scrap yard of Sheffield Forgemasters. Oli Scarff / AFP

British steel firm proves its mettle – in pictures

A worker sets a pit for casting a steel ingot in the melt shop. Oli Scarff / AFP

British steel firm proves its mettle – in pictures

A front loader moves across the floor of the melt shop. Oli Scarff / AFP

British steel firm proves its mettle – in pictures

A grinder works on a freshly cast piece of steel in the foundry. Oli Scarff / AFP

British steel firm proves its mettle – in pictures

Burners work on freshly cast steel items as they work in the foundry. Oli Scarff / AFP

British steel firm proves its mettle – in pictures

An employee inspects engineering spares in the melt shop. Oli Scarff / AFP

British steel firm proves its mettle – in pictures

Bolts sit arranged on a shelf in the Machine Shop of Sheffield Forgemasters. Oli Scarff / AFP

British steel firm proves its mettle – in pictures

Metal shavings sit stored ahead of use in the scrap yard. Oli Scarff / AFP

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