Hamlet visitors take a step back in time

Wood turning: Traditional crafts were on display to visitors at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet.
Wood turning: Traditional crafts were on display to visitors at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet.
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FAMILIES from across Sheffield enjoyed the sunshine during an annual open day at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

More than seven hundred people turned out to support the summer festival and try their hands at a range of traditional crafts including woodturning, lace making and willow weaving.

Visitors were entertained by the Yorkshire Tea Bags Skiffle Band and groups including the Hallamshire Guild of Spinners Weavers and Dyers and Sheffield Lacemakers demonstrated their crafts.

Living history characters conducted tours in period costume.

Nicki Connolley from Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust, said: “The Summer Festival at Abbeydale is always one of our most popular events and this year was no exception.

“We had visitors from every generation of the family and it was great see people of all ages enjoying the activities and entertainment.

“Plenty of visitors literally rolled up their sleeves and had a go at all sorts of local craft skills.”