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100 Years of Stainless Steel

Sheffield is proudly celebrating 100 years of stainless steel this year and we have loads of fascinating events and interesting commemorative works taking place in and around the Leopold Hotel Sheffield.  Last week saw the release of the official commemorative book, which has a section written by one of our very own students from when the hotel was the Sheffield Technical School,  So check our Mr Stuart Green’s views and recollections on growing up in Sheffield and how this shaped his life. 

Work has started this week on a visual homage as Sheffield artist Sarah Yates creates a 42ft portrait of stainless steel creator, Harry Brearley. The late Brearley, who died in 1948 is one of Sheffield’s imaginative entrepreneurs and a true emissary for advance in the city. It’s amazing to think he discovered stainless steel in Sheffield in 1913, so stop and take a moment to think what we would do without it!  It’s mind blowing to think where stainless steel is used in our everyday lives.


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