Events for the Forge and For the Society
Wortley Top Forge
Normally our season of opening the site to the public begins on Easter Sunday.
The Forge will be open to the public on Summer Bank Holiday Monday 28th September from 11:00am to 4:30pm.
The Model Engineers will hold their Open Day on 3rd September.
Heritage Open Day at The Forge. Free entry with guided tours on Saturday 9th September. (11.00 am to 4.00 pm)
Heritage Open Day at Hoylandswaine Nail Forge. Free entry, volunteer guides. Sunday 10th September. (11.00 am to 3.00pm)
The last Sunday opening of the 2017 season will be on Bonfire night 5th November.
The Forge volunteers will hold their ‘Santa’ event early in December.
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.
2017 Summer Programme
A look at Broomhill. Victorian Society walk, including the homes of some C19thSheffield industrialists. Wednesday 5th July. Meet at 6.30 pm outside the Francis Newton pub Glossop Road. Enquiries: Graham Haigh (0114 268 6729).
Association for Industrial Archaeology conference, Moulton College near Northampton.
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August, with optional programme of visits and talks to Wednesday 30th August. Further information Derek Bayliss.
Model Engineers’ Open Day, Wortley Top Forge, Sunday 3rd September. Admission charge.
Heritage Open Day at Wortley Top Forge, Saturday 9th September. 11.00am to 4.00pm. Free admission, guided tours.
Heritage Open Day at Hoylandswaine Nail Forge, Sunday 10th September. 11.00am to 3.00pm. Free admission, volunteer guides. The only public open day this year. contact Derek Bayliss.
Silkstone Common: collieries and railways. SYIHS walk. Saturday 30th September. Please book with Graham Haigh, 0114 268 6729.
Annual General Meeting, South Yorkshire Industrial History Society. 7.30pm Monday 16th October, at Kelham Island Museum
The programme of winter 2017-2018 events will be published in the autumn.