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The Sheffield Flood

Date Thursday 4th May 2017
Time 14:00 until 15:00
Meet At Stocksbridge Library
Organised By Sheffield Libraries
Description Join Suzanne Bingham for an illustrated talk exploring the details of what happened on the 11th March 1864 when the Dale Dyke Dam failed and the subsequent destruction, death and injury. The Great Sheffield Flood was the worst peacetime disaster of Britain’s Victorian age but it led to reforms in engineering practice, the setting of new standards and of course, the reshaping of a large swathe of Sheffield. Places are FREE, but must be booked through Eventbrite at Throughout April in the Reading Room Explore and Draw The Reading Room is all about feeding curiosity and sparking creativity. With this in mind, we’re inviting you to drop in, browse the collections, and take some time to draw something related to the natural world theme. It could be a picture of a tree or bird, a diagram, a storyboard or a map. We’ll provide the pencils and if you leave your drawing for display, we’ll select a favourite piece at the end of the month. The winner will receive a £10 book token. A FREE activity for all ages Thanks and best wishes Dan Dan Marshall Collections and Audience Development Officer Sheffield Libraries, Archives and Information Central Library Surrey Street Sheffield S1 1XZ
Contact Dan Marshall
Phone No. 0114 273 4723
Email dan.marshall [at]
Website http://
Type of Event Talk
Primary Focus General Interest
Wheelchair/Pushchair Accessible No
Suitable for Families No