Retro takes a look at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

This week’s pictures take a look back at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Thursday, 27th June 2019, 3:11 pm
Updated Monday, 8th July 2019, 11:11 am
Jim Wade, cricket bat maker, at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in June 1974

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The crucible furnace at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet has been relined for the first time in readiness for the 6th Craftsmen's Fair being held in 1977
Brass craftsmen Don Benton at work in his foundry at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in 1982
Blacksmith Stan Gregory at work in Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in 1985

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Machinery restorer Mr Humphrey Nowill pictured using the swing seat in the tilt hammer shop at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Albert Craven with the huge steel knife he made at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in 1975
Visitors enjoy the crafts fair at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in June 1981
A school trip to Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in July 1986
Mr Frank Wilkinson shows young visitors the craft of scythe making at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in 1984. Mr Wilkinson had been making scythes on the site for 68 years.