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    South Yorkshire Industrial history society
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Welcome to the South Yorkshire Industrial History Society

The Society is a charity which is constituted for the education and instruction of the public by the furtherance of the study, investigation, description and preservation of the historical and archaeological evidence of the trades which have been carried on in South Yorkshire from earliest times to the recent past.

We have lectures and visits, do archaeological and historical research and issue publications.
We have purchased and maintain historic industrial premises where we restore and display machinery or objects of archaeological or historical interest. Volunteers are always welcome.
We take an active involvement in the planning and conservation process in the areas of interest.

Membership of the Society is open to all.


    The lectures for the winter season 2021-22 are now shown on the Events page but may be out of date. Watch this page for up to date information. 

    The last lecture of this season is due to be held on Monday 16th May at Kelham Island Museum at 7.30.  The subject remains the same but we have had a change of speaker and will now hear from:  

    Wessex Archaeology’s Ashley Tuck presents the results to date of the ongoing archaeological works taking place as part of the Heart of the City regeneration scheme. The talk will include information about Albert Works, Cambridge Street as well as other nearby discoveries.

    Lectures are open to all, but we request a small donation from non-members.


        A second reminder is for the walk on Wadsley & Loxley Common Saturday 28 May meeting at the            Long Lane car park at 10am. Please contact the Society if you are not a member and would be                    interested. 


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    These are the Society’s Jessop hammers at the entrance to Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet.


20 April


  I’m sure you all recognise the Falkirk Wheel on a lovely Scottish evening. This  is what I was doing in May 2019.  The wheel itself is not exactly industrial history yet, or even in South Yorkshire, but I liked the picture. One day it might be possible to go somewhere interesting again and have […]

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24 February


The picture shown above in the Marsden portal of the Standedge canal tunnel.  Recent news and updates appear on the President’s page. 

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10 March

Future Meetings

Dear SYIHS member The picture which appears above is Whirlow Wheel on the Limb Brook in Sheffield. Future meetings are now shown on the Events page. Ruth Tiddy Programme Secretary

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28 October

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