Retired Members Springtime Social

10 April 2019 11:00-14:00, Sheffield, United Kingdom

This event is for RSC Members only

Portland Works is often referred to as the birthplace of stainless steel manufacturing. It was built in Sheffield in 1879 and is now one of the last remaining working examples of a purpose built metal trades factory. Following a half-century of neglect, the building was purchased in 2013 by a social enterprise comprising more than 500 community shareholders who, having saved it from residential conversion, are now undertaking an extensive renovation. The grade 2* listed building has been reborn as a centre for small manufacturing, independent artists and craftspeople, with more than 30 small businesses located within the 2600 square metre floor space. These include knife makers, an engraver and several engineers; cabinetmakers and joiners; jewellers and silver platers; artists; rug and guitar makers; photographers and a Yorkshire based gin distillery. Even high-tech CNC manufacturing is happening at Portland Works.

Wednesday 10th April
Meet from 11 am onwards with a talk by Robin Fielder entitled "The Life & Technical Exploits of Harry Brearley" at 12 pm & a warm buffet to follow
Tours of Portland Works will be available
Portland Works

Portland Works, Randall Street, Sheffield, S2 4SJ, United Kingdom

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