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January 2014 Meeting Report

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‘Sheffield A-Z’ by Mick Spick

Mick Spick gave another excellent talk at the January meeting of the group. It was entitled ‘Sheffield A-Z’ and contained 26 interesting and sometimes little known facts about Sheffield. It started with A for Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, now a museum, but once one of the largest water powered industrial sites on the River Sheaf and it ended with Z for Zeppelin, remembering Sheffield’s first air raid in September 1916 by a Zeppelin L22.

Facts in between varied from the sadness of the Great Flood of Sheffield in 1864 which claimed hundreds of lives and bizarrely under E was an elephant named Lizzie who worked for T W Ward’s during the 1st World War,  to do the work of horses which were in short supply as they were needed at the front. It was an enjoyable and informative evening, well presented by Mick who obviously knew his subject.

 

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