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.
However, Easter is rather late this year.
The season will open on Sunday March 19th 2017.
The Tour de Yorkshire cycle races (professional and amateur) will pass very close to the Forge on Sunday 30th April. Car parking, toilets and refreshments will be available.
The Model Engineers will hold their Open Day early in September.
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.
2016-17 Winter Programme
Sheffield events will be at Kelham Island Museum and will begin at 7.30 pm, except where indicated. If you need directions to the Museum, please contact Derek Bayliss (tel. 0114 230 7693, email email@example.com ).
Mon. February 20th * The Cutlers’ Company and the Assay Office: Sheffield’s two unique Companies
Tues. February 21st The Brunels’ Thames Tunnel – a great legacy to modern tunnelling.
Professor Lord (Robert) Mair, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
The twenty-sixth Dr Kenneth Barraclough Memorial Lecture
Joint meeting with the SMEA
5.30 pm for 6.00 pm, at the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria Hotel
Mon. April 10th *From Coal to Canvas
Imogen Holmes-Roe (National Coal Mining Museum for England)
Mon. May 15th * Dead dogs and foul odours – the cleansing of the River Porter in the 1880s
Sheffield Environment Weeks lecture
Sat. February 18th A historical exploration of the Dearne & Dove Canal
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.
Mon. March 27th The roller flour milling revolution in the UK
The 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.