Our day out to Sheffield on July 13 includes a tour of one of the most interesting areas of inner city regeneration in Yorkshire, Kelham Island.
We will gather outside the main entrance to Sheffield Railway Station at 9.30 - 9.40 (the 8.12am train from Huddersfield arrives at 9.28am) to be met by our hosts from Sheffield Civic Trust.
Our planned itinerary:
At Kelham Island we will meet our guides for the morning, Kevin Gillespie from CITU and Anders Hanson of the Kelham Island Residents Group.
Kelham Island was one of the first industrial Conservation Areas and has been voted as one of the UK’s greatest neighbourhood. You’ll find yourself surrounded by a mix of residential, cultural, business, independent cafes, bars and galleries.
Little Kelham is home to some of Sheffield’s finest industrial heritage including the Grade II* Globe Works, one of England’s oldest surviving cutlery and tool factories.
CITU in partnership with Historic England has restored some of these buildings in a way that retains their original features, but integrates the latest sustainable technology to ensure they are ultra-low carbon.
Developments have created a unique environment and community, which will, hopefully engender some ideas on the potential of similar areas in Huddersfield.
After lunch there are a number of options:
Return from Sheffield in your own time.
The cost for the morning tour of Kelham Island and lunch is £15 per person.
The above can be booked through our Treasurer, Michael Barron (01484 537080). Please do so by Monday July 1 so we can confirm numbers for the morning tour, lunch and Chapter House visit.
Please let Michael know numbers if you are attending, whether you have any dietary requirements for lunch (vegetarian, gluten free) and if you would also like to book the tour of the Cathedral’s Chapter House.