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Welcome to the moblog (mobile blog) for the Sheffield Heritage Open Days.

Sheffield Heritage Open Days is a celebration of Sheffield's architecture and culture. You can get free access to interesting properties that are either not usually open, or would normally charge an entrance fee. Organised by volunteers for local people, Sheffield Heritage Open Days is a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy these sometimes hidden, often curious and always interesting places you can find in Sheffield.

Each year I visit as many Sheffield HODS locations as possible, and send in words and pictures along the way. Hope you enjoy the result!

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Cementation Furnace Doncaster St Sheffield

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The only intact example in Britain.
12th Sep 2009, 14:23   comments (0)

Snow Lane Sheffield

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The view up from the site of Sheffield's first steel crucible works.
12th Sep 2009, 14:17   comments (0)

Furnace Ruins at Bower Spring

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The cone shape ruins are all that remain of 2 cementation furnaces at Bower
Spring built in the early 1800s.
12th Sep 2009, 13:48   comments (0)

Bessemer Converter

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The worlds first machine for making steel in large quantities.
12th Sep 2009, 13:08   comments (0)

Dr Bike gives the time travellers bike a check over.

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Paul & Jeff from Pedal Ready service the flux capacitor.
12th Sep 2009, 12:58   comments (0)

Sheffield brewery company

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The copper where the brew is heated.
12th Sep 2009, 11:00   comments (0)

The Time Travellers Bike

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12th Sep 2009, 10:41   comments (0)

Making Prince Rupert Beads

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Molton glass is poured through a large gauge wire mesh into a barrel of water. The resulting strands and globules are what make up those clever little beads that pop in your hand.
For a more detailed explanation:
11th Sep 2009, 20:10   comments (0)