Friends and MU Outing to Sheffield

The recent visit to Sheffield on a beautiful sunny summer’s day was thoroughly interesting and enjoyable.

Kelham Island Museum tells the story of Sheffield’s rise to steel city in a varied and interesting way, from ‘Big Don’, the largest working steam engine in Europe to Stan Shaw the 92 year old penknife making gentleman in his original workshop transported to the museum and much in between. Coffee was served on arrival and good use was made of The Steam Hammer Café.

A short journey away stands Sheffield’s oldest building, the Cathedral. Recently refurbished and renewed the building had a story to tell which was related to us by very competent guides. The marrying of the old and the new architecture; the obvious vibrancy of Christian worship; the peace, tranquillity and beautiful music of organ and choir during Evensong and the extremely warm welcome we were given made it an exceptional visit, not to mention the tea and cake in their award winning Coffee Shop!! It was a different outing for The Friends and The Mother’s Union but feedback is that it was one of great success. Any ideas for next year’s outing please give to David or Beryl Kirtland or any member of the Committee.

Beryl Kirtland.