Got both free and off now ta, I took it to work and got a longer bar on the lever to free the bb, I had soaked it with coke but I don't know if this had any effect. I did the same with the spacers holding the forks in place. Once I noticed a small gap appearing between them I used a wood chisel to lever them apart then a bolster chisel to get them off. The forks are actually ok and un-damaged but the paint is a bit of a mess, which is why I'm changing them. Thanks for the advice everyone. Now to build it up again using the bits I've got left over!
'98 Zaskar pride and joy