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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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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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Tributes and thanks to our volunteers in 2021

We wanted to say thank you to our volunteers who support Portland Works in so many ways – from restoring the fabric of the building to giving talks and tours on the history of the factory, helping out at events,…
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A roller coaster ride for Only Lucky Dogs Theatre

This year has been a roller coaster ride for our partners Only Lucky Dogs Theatre. The company has spent the last 12 months planning its first season at Portland Works and after all the ups and downs of lockdown is…
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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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