Listen to an account from an apprentice at Sheffield Forgemasters steel company in 2007. There are more audio files on the resources page of this learning story.
In the 1950s:
Hear the audio from a discussion with a group of 'Little Mesters' and Sheffield steel workers who were based at Tinsley Wire steel company in the 1950s.
In Victorian times:
During Victorian times Sheffield became a world centre for steel production and a large percentage of the Sheffield workforce was employed in the steel and cutlery industries.