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January 2021

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

27 January @ 19:00 - 20:30
Online
£5

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…

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February 2021

Online Heritage Lecture: “Sheffield Castle and Sheffield Manor Lodge”

24 February @ 19:00 - 20:30
Online
£5

An in depth and updated interpretation of the two most iconic buildings in Sheffield's Medieval and Tudor history. The talk features new images and information of both Sheffield Castle, the 4th largest medieval castle in England, and Manor Lodge, which served as a royal prison of Mary, Queen of Scots and investigates the important part they have played in Sheffield’s History. Discover more details of the Civil War period which brought the castle to ruin and view the superb new…

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March 2021

Online Heritage Lecture: “Running Down Eyre Street” by Mary Grover

24 March @ 19:00 - 20:30
Online
£5

Children in Thirties and Forties Sheffield often became keen readers in spite of the absence of books in the home and the relative scarcity of jobs demanding clerkly skills. Once they had discovered their need for books these children usually hunted on their own in search of pleasures that were rarely actively encouraged. This talk is about the journeys made and the opportunities found by children who knew that books were important to them. The memories I share with you…

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