Events for the Forge and For the Society
Wortley Top Forge
The Forge will open again to the general public on Sunday 18th March 2018.
The last normal Sunday opening of the 2018 season will be on Sunday 4th November (not quite Bonfire Night).
The South Yorkshire Industrial History Society
Membership forms are available at Wortley Top Forge or by post from
Mrs PD Lambe
39 Low Road
Please enclose a medium sized stamped, addressed envelope.
Annual Membership currently costs £12.00 for adults, Concessions £8.00 and Family Membership £15.00.
Membership runs from 1st May to 30th April each year.
It will be of interest to society members to know that Douglas Oldham’s book about Forging at River Don Works is now in print.
The South Yorkshire Industrial History society is pleased to announce the publication of a new book by our member Douglas Oldham. This is the second of his books on the Sheffield steel industry and is entitled: River Don Works Brightside Lane – Sheffield Open Die Forging the first 135 Years 1864 to 1999.
The retail price is £6 (free to Society members) and it can be obtained in person from Kelham Island Industrial Museum or by contacting the Society. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 – 2018 Winter Programme
Except where indicated, Sheffield events will be at Kelham Island Museum and will begin at 7.30 pm. If you need directions to the Museum, please contact Derek Bayliss (tel. 0114 2307693, email email@example.com ).
Mon. 16th April
*Sheffield 1915-16: armaments, the shell crisis, and munitions production
Mon. 21st May
*Attercliffe Forge and Steel Works – nearly 400 years of industrial history
Sheffield Environment Weeks lecture
Sat. 17th February
The 7th Earl Fitzwilliam and the Simplex car
Joint meeting with Rotherham & District Local History Society
10.30 am, at St Paul’s Church, Kimberworth Road, Rotherham.
The Barnsley lectures begin at 7.00 pm. Please note the different venues.
Mon. 27th November
* Elsecar: looking ahead
The lecture will be at Salem Wesleyan Reform Church, Blucher Street, off Pitt Street, Barnsley
Sun. 10th December
Christmas at Wortley Top Forge
A pre-Christmas event with Santa and many other attractions
11.00 am to 4.00 pm – admission charge
Mon. 19th March
Bramah, a tradition of engineering
Joseph Bramah Lecture
Sponsored by Barnsley Council and presented jointly with the Society, to commemorate the great engineer Joseph Bramah, who was born at Stainborough.
The lecture will be at the Cooper Gallery, Church Street, Barnsley. Admission free but donations appreciated.
At lectures marked * there is a minimum admission charge of £2.00 for non-members.
Programme Secretary: Derek Bayliss. Tel. (0114) 230 7693. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The programme of summer 2018 events will be published in the spring.