Archaeology in Action at Abbeydale Hamlet

Dam at Abbeydale Hamlet

Looking across the dam at Abbeydale Hamlet towards the mill buildings

Local history and archaeology groups have been invited to present and promote their work and activities in the new Learning Centre at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet on Sunday 13 July 2014.

This “Archaeology in Action” event is part of the Festival of British Archaeology.

The event is open to the public from 11:00 am to 4:45pm. See the Sheffield Industrial Museums web site for opening times and admission prices.

 

Hamlet Restoration Project
The photo of the hamlet dam shown above was taken when it was full of water. Anyone passing by this month will see this very different view.

Empty mill pond at Abbeydale Hamlet

The dam at Abbeydale Hamlet – drained for repair work


The dam is currently empty, having been drained to allow repairs to be made.

Work is also on-going on the restoration of the two main water wheels and the tilt hammer drive shaft in the forge. Twitter users can follow @hairyengineers to check on the progress of their work.

 


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