This Thursday (February 28) David Templeman will be presenting his talk ‘Sheffield in Tudor and Stuart Times’ at Brimington and Tapton Local History Group’s meeting in Brimington Church Hall, Church Street.
The talk will focus particularly on a part of Sheffield’s forgotten history – when it had the fourth largest castle in England – Sheffield Castle; one of the largest deer-parks – Sheffield Park and Mary Queen of Scots royal prison – Manor Lodge. The talk will look at these important sites and others, as well as looking at how ordinary folk lived at the time. Mr Templeman will also outline how Sheffield developed its core industry – cutlery. The talk starts at 7.3 pm, with doors opening at 7pm.
January’s meeting saw Philip Cousins talk about the Lancashire Derbyshire and East Coast Railway and the North Midland Railway’s Clay Cross Tunnel; ending with a film shown about the Cromford Canal, shot in colour and with sound in 1967 by Jack Newton.