Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet comes to life

Grinder, Peter Gribbon in action at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Grinder, Peter Gribbon in action at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet’s historic workshops will come to life with the sights and sounds of grinding, forging and smelting at the weekend.

A team of talented craftspeople will gather to showcase their skills as part of a special event full of displays and demonstrations.

Modern-day crafty folk will also be there with stalls to sell their wares. Items for sale will include glass, ceramic, pewter, leather goods and cakes.

The Hamlet’s new Waterwheels Cafe will be open, and there will plenty of activities as well as live music to keep children and grown-ups entertained.

Niki Connolly, events and marketing manager at Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust, said: “We can’t wait to bring the Hamlet back to life with live music, delicious food and talented craftspeople showcasing their skills.

“Our crafts event is a family favourite as adults and kids can get hands-on and try whatever the skilled craftspeople are making.

“We have old and new on display, with traditional skills taking place alongside modern day crafts people exhibiting and selling their beautiful Sheffield-made work, which the city remains hugely proud of.”

The event, from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, will be one of the first to take place at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet since restoration work began last summer.