Portland Works article in The Guardian newspaper

As part of its extensive coverage of the handling of the severe problems in the UK steel industry, the Guardian has included a piece on Portland Works.

Sheffield’s steel craft workers specialise to survive

Apart from briefly covering the early history and the current activity at the Portland Works which was rescued by community action, two modern “Little Mesters” operating at the works, get a mention. Andy Cole, having been forced to close his original tool-making business is now making made-to-measure hand tools, mainly for export to the US. Stuart Mitchell, who even gets his photo displayed, is hand crafting bespoke knives.

Much more information about Portland Works and its tenants, current activities and plans for the future, can be found on its web site.

Portland Works Web Site


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