Osborn Steel Furnaces, Rutland Road, Sheffield in the 1960's
William Vincent Donlon, known as Bill, is pictured at work, first row, second left of picture wearing a beret and glasses.
Osborn Steel Furnaces, Rutland Road, Sheffield in the 1960's William Vincent Donlon, known as Bill, is pictured at work, first row, second left of picture wearing a beret and glasses.

17 pictures of Sheffield steelworkers down the years - who can you spot?

Sheffield has much to be proud of including our famed steel and did you know the discovery of Stainless Steel was made by one of Sheffield’s famed sons Harry Brearley.

Thursday, 18th February 2021, 7:00 am
Updated Thursday, 18th February 2021, 10:40 am

Today would have been his 150th birthday, February 18, so to honour the man who changed the world with his discovery we have dug out some pictures of steel workers over the generations.

See how things have changed from when an elephant was used to pull the heavy loads to the recognition of all the work the women of steel have done over the years.

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