Simon Barnard (Bronze Axe Casting)
Simon has a lifelong passion for archaeology and studied at the University of Shefﬁeld as a mature student, obtaining a BSc (hons) degree in Archaeological sciences which included archaeometallurgy and experimental archaeology.
Over the years Simon has developed a deep appreciation for the skills and craftsmanship of our ancestors. He is devoted to learning/re-discovering these ancient skills, to keep them alive and pass them on to future generations. One of his favourite quotes is “A nation that forgets its past has no future”