Online Heritage Lecture: “Pinstone Street – Heart of a New City”

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Online Heritage Lecture: “Pinstone Street – Heart of a New City”

27 January @ 19:00 - 20:30


Nowhere symbolises the nineteenth-century town of Sheffield’s ambition of becoming a city better than Pinstone Street. It was the first major step in an extravagant transformation by the Council. They planned a new, wider thoroughfare, with buildings grander than ever before and a huge space set aside for a fittingly imposing new Town Hall. It would be a street for commerce and politics, moving the heart of Sheffield at a stroke from the riverbanks to a new hilltop location and enlarging it to include the Moor.

Pinstone Street is where the modern City of Sheffield was born. This is the story of how it came to be, complete with riotous assembly, municipal mudslinging, mardy architects, and Marquis the Man-Eating Stallion.

This will be a live online event using the Zoom app and there will be an opportunity to ask questions via the chat.

About our speaker

Robin Hughes was born in Sheffield in the 1960s and growing up in the city saw how its appearance was constantly changing. Initially excited by new developments, he has become increasingly concerned at the loss of heritage, especially historic buildings, and with them character and sense of place. Now retired after a career in Information Technology, he is a trustee of Joined Up Heritage Sheffield and a committee member of Hallamshire Historic Buildings, campaigning for a more positive attitude to heritage and researching the stories that give the historic environment meaning and value. In private life he is also a singer, pianist, and occasional composer.

You will need a link to access the Lecture so please register via Eventbrite.

  • 18:45 Zoom waiting room opens
  • 19:00 Lecture Begins on Zoom
  • 20:00 Lecture Ends

Tickets are £5 and available via Eventbrite by clicking below.

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27 January
19:00 - 20:30




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