Branded Wildlife Signs by Hayley Powell
Some of the islands and promontories have been set aside to allow ground nesting birds to raise their young. Hayley Powell, a boater who is an artist blacksmith, made up some brands to produce eye catching and durable signs to mark out these set aside areas.
I went along to document the branding at the forge in Claymills Pumping Station, an historic and characterful industrial gem just a few minutes walk from the towpath by bridge 29 on the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Hayley’s website is www.foreverforged.co.uk