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Ex-BBC Radio Star puts Hadfields Steelworks in the frame

Popular Radio Presenter, Gerry Kersey returns to the spotlight next month in an exhibition of 16 new artworks depicting his family’s connection to the massive Hadfields Steelworks in Sheffield. Date: Wednesday 18th May 7.00pm-9.00pm Gerry will be presenting a lecture…
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Stan Shaw Memorial

Stan Shaw Memorial Service & Appeal Launch – Sheffield Cathedral, Sunday 27th February 4.00pm You’re invited to attend the Memorial Service for Stan Shaw, the last of Sheffield’s ‘Little Mesters’ on Sunday 27th February 2022 at 4.00pm (seated for 3.40pm).…
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A Career-Making Opportunity by Callum Sangster

In the world of Public Relations, work experience is essential to building a successful and rewarding career. As Maria Montessori said, ‘Only practical work and experience lead the young to maturity’, I did not know how true this was until…
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The Works volunteer, an interview with Dave Beautyman

This month we had the chance to sit down with Dave Beautyman, a longstanding volunteer at Portland Works. Over the years, Dave has undertaken many tasks that have led to the repair of our building and the maintenance of its…
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A Fascinating Discovery – Wartime Certificate Display

Whilst a group of volunteers began clearing the cellars underneath a block here at Portland Works, they were very surprised to discover an interesting piece of history that had been lying there for many years. This was found to be…
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