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Local and family history events in libraries

The Foundations of Sheffield University

Monday 5th September, 10.30am to 11.30am   
Central Library Carpenter Room

Sheffield University is over 100 years old – it received its Charter in 1905, but its foundations go back longer than that, to three institutions created in Victorian times.   Firth College and the Medical School were both in the city centre, and their buildings survive today.  So do the buildings of the Technical School, on Mappin Street, the forerunner of the faculties of Engineering and Metallurgy.  Dr Helen Mathers, the historian of Sheffield University, will give an illustrated talk about these institutions and the early days of the University.

Places are free but must be booked

Telephone:  0114 273 4712
Book online


Woodhead Line – The Lost Railway

Friday 16th September, 10.30am to 11.30am
Stocksbridge Library

In this illustrated talk, join Stephen Gay for a ramble over the Pennines from Hadfield to Sheffield and discover Woodhead, the lost railway.  The route closed in 1981 and Stephen will talk about the history and possible future for the line.

Places are free but must be booked

Telephone:  0114 273 4205
Book online


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