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Hundreds visit two-day heritage event in celebration of 175 years of local Steelworks

Hundreds visit two-day heritage event in celebration of 175 years of local Steelworks
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Hundreds visit two-day heritage event in celebration of 175 years of local Steelworks

6 November 2017

Fox Valley in North Sheffield teamed up with Liberty Speciality Steel and the Stocksbridge and District History Society last week to host a temporary pop-up museum in celebration of 175 years of the steelworks in Stocksbridge.

The two-day event took place on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd November and was visited by hundreds of people including locals, Stocksbridge Mayor Cllr Keith Davis, ex-steelworkers and current employees of Liberty Steel.

The event took place in the vacant unit at Fox Valley’s Independent Quarter over two floors and had many local artefacts and Fox’s Steelworks memorabilia on display brought by the Stocksbridge and District History Society.

Liberty Speciality Steel also curated displays at the event which included an insight into the exciting future of the thriving industry in the local area and free commemorative coins to mark the occasion.

The event also housed a cinema corner where heritage films including “Steeltown” were screened over the two days. There was also a children’s art competition to design a new front cover for the Fox Magazine. 

Daisy Hardy, aged 7 was the winner of the children’s design competition. Daisy said

“I’m really excited to have won the design competition and I had lots of fun at the pop-up museum in half term”.

Centre Manager Annabel Plumtree said “We really enjoyed hosting the heritage event along with Liberty Steel and the History Society. It was great to see so many local people meeting up with old friends and children visiting to learn about their local heritage”

“We chose Daisy as the winner of our design competition because we loved the colours she used- it reminded us of the vibrant orange colour of the steel as it is being forged!”

For more information about upcoming events at Fox Valley please visit www.foxvalleysheffield.co.uk/events 

 

Picture shows (L-R)- Claire Neilson, Liberty Steel, Richard Bradshaw, Liberty Steel, Dennis Pindar, Stocksbridge History Society, Stocksbridge Mayor Cllr Keith Davis and Amanda Holmes, Dransfield Properties. 

 

For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644

Email: pr@dransfield.co.uk