Take step back in time at city industrial site

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A SHEFFIELD heritage site’s Victorian past will be brought to life by artists, musicians, community groups, and traders later this month.

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, on Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, will host its annual Summer Festival on August 18 and 19 from 10am to 4pm.

Visitors will be able to get involved in traditional games, such as egg and spoon and sack races, and shop for the locally made foods and crafts that will be on sale.

They will be treated to tours of the former industrial works throughout the day, with some being led by Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust’s living history characters.

Niki Connolly, events and marketing manager at the trust, said: “It’s great for us to showcase the site and let visitors experience life as it once was.”

Visitors will be able to try their hand at willow weaving, lavender bag and corn dolly making, and watch demonstrations in the Blacksmith’s forge. There will also be a barbecue and Heeley City Farm will be bringing a display of animals.

Acoustic folk music will be performed live by Gavin Tonal, Dominic Bradley and Minnie Moosic throughout the weekend. Admission is £3 per adult with accompanied children free.