Famous U.K. Forge in Jeopardy
Do you remember the movie “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”? Well, East Chiltington Forge in East Sussex, U.K., played a large role in the film, which was made in 1968 and starred Dick Van Dyke. The forge, which began operations in 1870, actually made the car and several props in the film. Unfortunately, developers are planning to demolish the building and redevelop the site. They are meeting stiff resistance, however, from local blacksmiths.