Culture24 Listings Pick: Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Annual Steam Gathering

Chosen by Richard Moss | 28 September 2010
a photo of two characters in period dress before a couple of steam engines
© Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Steam enthusiasts: men in boiler suits, soot-covered faces and oily flat caps - myth or reality? It's probably a bit of both as any visitor to Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet will see this weekend.

Families and steam fans will be gathering at the living history museum near Sheffield for an event dedicated to the mighty power of steam this weekend.

Miniature steam engine, The Kelham Island Flyer (usually housed at Kelham Island Museum) will be in steam and bring the former industrial hamlet to life with the sights, sounds and smells of a working steam engine. Families can view all the working engines and will be encouraged to ask the owners and drivers all about them.

Add to this a colourful procession of living history characters, forge work, sea shanty songs, guided tours and antique sales and you have a lively weekend trip to our industrial past.

October 2-3, 10am-5pm. Admission free.
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