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Fox Valley celebrates 175 years of steelworks in Stocksbridge with heritage event

Fox Valley celebrates 175 years of steelworks in Stocksbridge with heritage event
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Fox Valley celebrates 175 years of steelworks in Stocksbridge with heritage event

5 October 2017

The team at Fox Valley are working with Liberty Steel and the Stocksbridge and District History Society to host a special heritage event celebrating 175 years of the steelworks in the town. 

The two-day event on November 2nd and 3rd will be held across Fox Valley, with a pop up museum located inside the currently vacant unit in the Independent Quarter next to the Old Rolling Pin café.

The pop-up museum will be curated by the Stocksbridge and District History Society and Liberty Steel, with many local artefacts on display paying tribute to Stocksbridge’s rich industrial history including umbrellas, newspapers and magazines.

The organisers are also working with the Steel Valley Project on the special heritage event and they’re putting a call out for anyone with items or old photographs to bring them along.

As well as the exhibition there will be film screenings of historical footage covering 175 years of steel in Stocksbridge including screenings of “Steel Town.”

There are also fun and educational activities planned and a craft corner where they can enter our competition to design a Fox Magazine front cover.

Fox Valley’s retailers are also getting involved in the heritage days with their very own heritage trail – visitors can take a trip around the shops and discover old photographs displayed across the centre.

Fox Valley Centre Manager Annabel Plumtree said: “We are delighted to be working with Liberty Steel and the Stocksbridge and District History Society to put together a fantastic event in celebration of the steel industry in Stocksbridge.”

Peter Hogg, chief operations officer for Liberty Speciality Steels said: “The steelworks has been a big part of Stocksbridge for a very long time. It’s a pleasure to acknowledge that proud past while at the same time looking to a bright future. The arrival of Liberty as our new owners this summer has brought a fresh wave of optimism in continued steel-production for many years to come. We’ve been very busy investing in new equipment and hiring new people, recruiting and training the next generation of workers to propel us into the future.”

Dennis Pindar from the Stocksbridge and District History Society said: “We are pleased and privileged to be part of this Fox Valley heritage event and will be displaying many ‘Fox’ artefacts and records from our extensive museum archive.

“Fox Magazines and Fox News are always favourites to browse through and will be available in the ‘Pop Up’ museum, together with hundreds of Works photographs."

If you have any items that you would like to donate to the Fox Valley pop-up museum please bring them along on the day of the events.
For more information on events happening at Fox Valley please visit www.foxvalleysheffield.co.uk/events
 

For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644

Email: pr@dransfield.co.uk