Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Event - Memorial to the Women of Steel Consultation Event (Sheffield)

Wednesday 30 May 2.00pm to 4.00pm in the Reception Rooms, Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1 2 HH

Artist Martin Jennings has been commissioned to create a figurative memorial in recognition of the women of Sheffield who served their city and country by working in the steel industry and factories during World War I and World War II. The Council is keen that the forthcoming statue is seen not just as a memorial to a remarkable group of women but an inspiration for the future.

The event is designed to help Martin to get a feel of what the people of Sheffield want to see. They would like as many people as possible to get involved, give their views, share their memories, bring along items from the time and help shape the statue. Martin is particularly interested in the detail of what the Women of Steel wore, their overalls, shoes and hairstyles and the actual work they were doing.

The event is open to everybody. Please come and talk to Martin, give us your views and tell us your own stories or those of a friend or relative. Please bring any photographs, documents and objects that you have that relate to working in the steel works and factories of Sheffield during WW1 and WW2. Experts from Sheffield Archives and Museums Sheffield will be on hand to talk about and record these.

Everyone is welcome. They'd like as many people as possible to get involved so feel free to bring your friends and relatives.

Refreshments will be provided

If you are unable to come on the day but have views and comments please contact them at

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