The Hepworth Wakefield Garden 7th Feb 2022

Katy Merrington: cultural gardener Before she was appointed as cultural gardener to the Hepworth gallery in Wakefield, Katy trained at Harlow Carr and worked in the prestigious Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh, Tresco Abbey Garden and Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. She has been central to the development of the public garden at the Hepworth Gallery from … Read more

21st February 2022 – Mark Firth (1819-1880) legend of Victorian Sheffield, industrialist, philanthropist and leading ciitizen. Miles Stevenson –

Mark Firth’s life was characterised by hard work, generosity and stubbornness, typical of a man of Sheffield, and was one of its greatest philanthropists. Mark Firth Many places in Sheffield bear testament to the legacy of Mark Firth – Firth Court and Firth Hall at the University, Firth Park to the north of the city, … Read more

The Hawley Collection – Gareth Morgan – 18 October 2021

Gareth introduced his excellent talk by outlining his admiration for Ken Hawley whose Sheffield tool collection rests at Kelham Island. Ken’s main interest was not just the finished Sheffield product but more the manufacturing process, which eventually led to a massive collection of more than 100,000 artefacts. Ken Hawley’s family were in the tool business … Read more