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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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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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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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Hear the Harry Brearley Story on 17 October from 7 to 9pm

Harry Brearley – Much more than Stainless (1871-1948) An illustrated talk by Robin Fielder, formerly of Sheffield Industrial Museums On Wednesday 17 October, Portland Works will be delighted to welcome Robin Fielder who will deliver the first in a series…
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