Bring spirit of steel back

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They might have hung up their overalls long ago - but one event is aiming to resurrect Sheffield’s steely spirit by bringing ex-workers together.

The old Templeborough works, now Magna Science and Adventure Centre, is opening its doors to the men and women who helped to produce 18 million tonnes of steel there every year.

Former employees and their families are invited to meet old colleagues, share memories and tour the transformed site from noon on Saturday, February 8.

On the menu is pie and peas and entertainment comes courtesy of a brass band - what else?

But the icing on the cake is bound to be the £1.30 pint - knocked down to the price it was when the works closed in 1993.

John Silker, who is the general manager of Magna, said: “We know that this building is a massive part of the history of the area. It is very much rooted in the steel industry and is a valued asset to South Yorkshire.”

Email or call 01709 723102 for ticket details.