Two archaeological sites in the centre of Sheffield have been opened to the press and public to give a snapshot into the city’s long industrial heritage of steel-making. The sites date from pre-1850 and will go on public display for the first time tomorrow.

A team from Wessex Archaeology has been working at the Hollis Croft site that will eventually form part of a Sheffield student development in the city.  Together with the previously excavated former Titanic Works, archaeologists have been able to piece together a more defined picture of Sheffield’s influential industrial past and provide hard evidence of the scale of steel manufacturing taking place in Sheffield.

Simon visited the site with ITV Yorkshire’s Adam Fowler today recording deep within the ancient corridors and chambers. The report can be seen on ITV Yorkshire’s Calendar news or via their blog.

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