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Women of Steel

During both World Wars, thousands of women were conscripted to work in the factories and steel mills to keep them running whilst the men were away fighting.

The women took on these roles, which were often dangerous and physically demanding, alongside looking after their families.

The Women of Steel are an important part of Sheffield's history and an inspiration to young people today.


Memorial to the Women of Steel

A public appeal has raised over £160,000 for a stunning bronze statue to be unveiled as a permanent memorial to the Women of Steel in Barker's Pool in the city centre.

The statue is designed by sculptor Martin Jennings who worked closely with a group of Women of Steel to come up with the design. About the project.

The statue will be unveiled on Friday 17th June.


The Women of Steel Commemorative Medallion

We now want to honour each of the surviving Women of Steel and the families of those no longer with us with a commemorative medallion produced by the Sheffield Assay Office.

If you or a member of your family was a Woman of Steel and worked in the factories and steel mills in Sheffield and the surrounding area during World War 1 or World War II we would like to hear from you.

Request a medallion

Please fill in the application form below. The form allows you to complete the boxes online. You will need to print it off and sign it and return to the address on the form.

Paper copies are available in the Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1 2HH

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