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Sheffield has long been recognised for its iconic steel industry and its vital role in the war effort during both World Wars.
During World Wars I and II, whilst the men of Sheffield fought for their country, thousands of women were conscripted into the steel factories of Sheffield. The women, often in their twenties, left behind their normal lives of running homes and raising children in order to contribute to the war effort and keep the factories running.
In the noisy, challenging and often dangerous surroundings the young women worked tirelessly under the …
The Month of March sees the people of Sheffield take part in “The Great Pie & Peas Up”, in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.
Events are being hosted in homes, workplaces and communities in an effort to raise much needed funds for a new In Patient Unit. This facility is urgently needed to provide the best possible specialist care for Sheffield people who have life limiting illnesses.
Many thousands of lives have been touched by St Luke’s. People who are patients themselves, or have a friend or relative who has been cared …
Former steel worker Steve Medhi is to submit plans for a forty metre ‘Man of Steel’ sculpture to be built, overlooking the city of Sheffield. The piece is planned for a former landfill site near to the M1 Motorway and Meadowhall Shopping Centre, close to where the Tinsley Towers used to stand. This ambitious proposal is for the first of three giant sculptures which could stretch across the Don Valley. It is hopeful that this sculpture (which is twice the height of the Angel of the North in Gateshead) will …
A college dedicated to specialist technical industries is to open its doors in Sheffield in 2013. The Sheffield University Technical College (UTC) will offer teenagers specialised learning within the engineering and digital sectors.
The government funded college, which will be supported by the city’s businesses and universities, will specialise in advanced engineering and materials, as well as the creative and digital industries. It will educate students with a specialist trade, alongside GCSE’s including maths and English. It is due to open in September 2013, with up to 600 places available to …
Sheffield, named after the River Sheaf which runs through the city, was described as the “Great Industrial Powerhouse”. It became well known for its heavy steel and cutlery industries, with the earliest records dating back to 1297 when a tax return belonging to Robert the Cutler was filed.
Sheffield’s natural assets meant it was ideally suited to this type of industry. The valleys with streams gave access to water power, the crags provided grit stone for producing grinding wheels, and the availability of iron ore provided the basic raw material.
From its …
“Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.”
“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”
“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”