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Do you have a piece of Sheffield history?

Portland Works is to launch an international search for cutlery made at the Sheffield factory in the last century. In 1914, Portland Works (then known as Mosley’s) became the first place to make stainless steel cutlery. Its “Rusnorstain” cutlery became…
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Spreading the cultural heritage of Sheffield across the world

One of Portland Works’ key objectives is to build an accessible educational resource for the community and we regularly work closely with both Sheffield universities to welcome their students from across the world. They often become volunteers while here in…
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Portland Works Celebrates Eight Years Since Being Saved

It’s eight years since a community effort saved the dilapidated cutlery factory at Portland Works in Sheffield. On February 28, 2013 the building was bought by a social enterprise of more than 500 community shareholders. Since then, this iconic grade2*…
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Hear Portland Works on BBC Radio Sheffield

There’s been a lively discussion on BBC Radio Sheffield recently about cutlery, with listeners phoning in about all the different knives, forks and spoons they use. Who knew pickle forks were a thing? Our outreach and education officer Stella Howe…
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Event Update: Lectures in Lockdown

In March 2020 the nation went into lockdown, which meant being creative in the way we reached out to our community. A big challenge for Portland Works was changing our Heritage Lectures from face-to-face talks held in our volunteer-created Maker…
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