Memorial Statue for Sheffield Women of Steel Unveiling Event 17th June 2016

16 Jun

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During both World Wars, thousands of women were conscripted to work in the factories and steel mills to keep them running whilst the men were away fighting.

The women took on these roles, which were often dangerous and physically demanding, alongside looking after their families.

The Women of Steel are an important part of Sheffield’s history and an inspiration to young people today.

Memorial to the Women of Steel

A public appeal has raised over £160,000 for a stunning bronze statue to be unveiled as a permanent memorial to the Women of Steel in Barker’s Pool in the city centre.

The statue is designed by sculptor Martin Jennings who worked closely with a group of Women of Steel to come up with the design. About the project.

The statue will be unveiled on Friday 17th June.

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