Steamy celebrations at hamlet

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Families and steam enthusiasts will be able to enjoy more than just hot air this weekend when Sheffield’s Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Museum hosts its annual Steam Gathering.

The two-day celebration of all things steam will feature a collection of steam-powered machines including steam rollers, traction engines, and road locomotives.

Niki Connolly, events and marketing officer at Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust, said: “Thousands of visitors are expected over the weekend and we hope families and steam enthusiasts from Sheffield and beyond will come and join us in the celebrations.”

Miniature steam engine The Kelham Island Flyer – usually housed at Kelham Island Museum – will make a guest appearance when the hamlet comes to life with the sights, sounds and smells of a working steam engine.

There will also be living history characters in costume, demonstrations of forging, iron smelting, arts and crafts, plus live music.