Mr Grahame Hague — Sheffield & Tinsley Canal – History & Evolution. 24th October

Graham took us on a jour­ney from the canal basin all the way to Tinsley where before the Sheffield arm was built the canal ended; largely because the Duke of Rutland was pro­tect­ing his own interests. Through some lovely old pic­tures, he traced the emer­gence of the canal and its basin to a thriv­ing ter­minus for goods coming into Sheffield. Unlike many other canals this one did not imme­di­ately close when the rail­ways emerged and con­tin­ued to see goods unloaded right up to the 1970’s. Full of facts for Graham is clearly a mine of inform­a­tion!