Steel Valley Life

The Arkwright Spinsters at the heritage fair

People have been living and working in the Stone to Steel area for over ten thousand years. Over our history traditions have developed, knowledge has grown and stories and customs have been passed on.

In this theme we explore local memories and knowledge and learn about folk traditions, worship, work, rest and play!

Understand the stories people have to tell and get a unique insight into the character and identity of these valley communities past and present.

Download leaflet about Getting Around and About

Download the leaflet to discover:

  • Local stories about work, rest and play in the steel towns
  • Local traditions including the Sheffield Carols and Grenoside sword-dancing
  • A history of work, worship, co-operatives and community clubs
Find Trails and Sites - Map of Stone to Steel Area
More Hall Reservoir
Ten Thousand Years of Human History