Sheffield's biggest moments and locations immortalised in new 'Making Sheffield' podcast

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Kathleen Roberts will never forget the day the ‘Women of Steel’ statue was unveiled in Barker's Pool - the culmination of six years’ work, and £160,000 of fundraising.

“All of us ladies were there, around 100 women who'd worked in the city's steelworks during WWII,” recalls the great-grandmother.

“It was the 'thank you' we'd all waited for, and I'm hoping it stands in Sheffield for many years to come, and that people will look back and remember us."

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80 years have passed since daughters, mothers, and grandmothers all across Sheffield were called on to take over the running of Sheffield’s factories, as the city’s men headed off to war.

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This weekend, 98-year-old Kathleen will take us on a walk down memory lane, as she becomes the first guest on The Star’s new heritage and history podcast, ‘Making Sheffield.’

Launching this weekend, series one of the new podcast will immortalise the moments that have shaped the steel city; celebrating key events and locations in its history, and paying tribute to some of the trials it has weathered and survived.

We will meets the experts behind some of Sheffield’s biggest events, inviting you, our listeners, on a journey to discover more about the city where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned for 14 years; the city where Adolf Hitler trained his bombs for two terrible nights in 1940, leaving 10 per cent of the population homeless; and the home to incredible pioneers, from Harry Brearley to the Women of Steel.

Listen to the first episode of ‘Making Sheffield’ now – available on all major platforms.

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