Category Archives: Visits

Sheffield Manor Lodge Visit 7th June 2013

A good number of mem­bers fol­lowed up a talk we had received on the Manor Lodge with a visit on a glor­i­ous day. The guided tour by David Templeman and his col­leagues brought the his­tory of the site to life. A most enjoy­able buffet lunch fol­lowed at the Rhubarb Shed café and then some mem­bers vis­ited the artisan’s work­shops. If you haven’t been it makes a most inter­est­ing visit.

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David Templeman tells the story

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Members in front of the Turret House

 

 

27th April 2012 Visit to Sheffield Assay Office

Sheffield Assay OfficeA very enjoy­able and edu­ca­tional visit to the Assay Office was under­taken by mem­bers and guests. The his­tory of the Assay Office was given by Emma Parageen, res­id­ent Librarian and Curator, cov­er­ing the period from instig­a­tion of Assay offices back in 1300 to the present day. Truly they must have been the first con­sumer rights organ­isa­tion! The lovely story of the mark for Sheffield being a Crown (now the Tudor Rose) and for Birmingham being an anchor, was due to the fact that the offices were for­mu­lated in the Crown and Anchor pub in London! A tour of the facil­it­ies fol­lowed and some had their jew­ellery X rayed to prove their worth!