Film maker Will Sansom has spent the past 18 months following the Iron Duke's restoration process. By interviewing retired workers and speaking to local historians he began to understand the vast significance of the rubber works and their role in global industrialization. He says he has really enjoyed following the Iron Duke on its journey back to Bradford on Avon and has met many interesting people involved in the restoration. The grand unveiling will be the culmination of a truly fascinating project and he hopes the Iron Duke monument will provoke the interest of residents and visitors about the town's illustrious heritage. 

The Iron Duke's Progress is available to watch here on