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History comes alive in city’s heritage jamboree

A History Jamboree with dance, musical and other workshops took place at St Mary's Church, Bramall Lane

A History Jamboree with dance, musical and other workshops took place at St Mary's Church, Bramall Lane

Sheffield’s history came alive in a burst of dance, music and learning.

The city’s first Heritage Jamboree, designed to celebrate the city’s rich history, has been hailed a roaring success.

The event, organised by the University of Sheffield, welcomed enthusiasts from Tinsley to Shirebrook, Wincobank to Hillsborough and beyond.

Hundreds of people turned out at St Mary’s Church in Bramall Lane to watch presentations, view exhibitions and learn more about local areas as part of the Researching Community Heritage scheme.

There was also an element of family fun, with music workshops and entertainment from local groups.

Sheffield’s footballing history was among the topics explored, along with the work of Victorian philanthropists in Wincobank.

Co-organiser Dr Kimberley Marwood, from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Archaeology, said: “It was a wonderful event, which is testament to Sheffield’s diverse and rich heritage.

“We had over 150 visitors throughout the day, including people from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the AHRC Connected Communities programme, who funded the event.

“Researching Community Heritage has been a wonderful scheme which has linked researchers from the university with researchers from the community.

“We have all learned from each other and found out more about Sheffield and its history.”

“The Heritage Jamboree brought together local history groups, faith groups, musicians, youth workers and schools to share their research and the findings from their projects.”

 

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