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HMS networking weekend Sheffield 3rd. and 4th. June 2023

HMS networking weekend

Sheffield 3rd and 4th June 2023

What does everyone miss about “face to face” conferences?  It’s not so much the papers, it’s the connections we make!

 

The first HMS networking event will take place near Sheffield on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June 2023.

Everyone will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and meals – but we have some suggestions which you can find below.

 

The event will be free. If you are coming by car and can offer lifts between sites please indicate this on the Registration Form. It’s been some time since we’ve been able to meet in person so offering a lift might be a way to reconnect.

 

The outline plan is very free and easy and one can do as much or as little as one wants.  Apart from Wortley Top Forge, entrance to all sites is free.

The weekend starts with a pre-meeting get together at the Sheffield Tap, Sheffield Railway Station bar from 7 pm on Friday 2nd June.

 

Saturday has visits to Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet (https://www.sheffieldmuseums.org.uk/visit-us/abbeydale-industrial-hamlet/) and a ‘Metal Industry in Sheffield along the Canal & River Don’ walk. For those less keen on a 4 hour (or shorter) walk an alternative might be the Shepherds Wheel (https://www.sheffieldmuseums.org.uk/visit-us/shepherd-wheel-workshop/) , Weston Park Museum  (https://www.sheffieldmuseums.org.uk/visit-us/weston-park-museum/) or other alternative family activities.’

 

Sunday starts at Wortley Top Forge with a site visit: a water powered heavy iron forge whose history can be traced back to at least 1640 and has been used for bloomeries and fineries. (£5 entry fee: this is the bit that is not free. Concessionary rates may be available, but participants must pay at the gate for this element of the event.) https://www.topforge.co.uk/

 

The Sunday afternoon visit is to Kelham Island Museum https://www.sheffieldmuseums.org.uk/visit-us/kelham-island-museum/ which is housed in a very early Electricity Power Station (1899) and features among may many other exhibits a Bessemer converter.

 

A programme can be found here link to HMS events webpage and a registration form here link to HMS shop or apply to secretary@historicalmetallurgy.org.

Suggestions for eating/drinking/accommodation can be found here. List/links on new webpage.

If more information is needed contact Eddie Birch at libertyship.eb@gmail.com .

See you there.

 

 

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