Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Tinsley Then & Now

The group at Northern CollegeWomen living in Tinsley were interested in what it was like to live in Tinsley in the past. They wanted to know how Tinsley got to be the way it is today.  Our community organiser, Zahira Naz, approached the Workers Education Association to run a course for us. 

'Tinsley Then and Now' was funded as part of the WEA ‘Digability’ project. The course was attended by 12 learners over ten weeks and it was very successful. 

We looked at historic maps and photos and visited Northern College and Heeley City Farm for an introduction to experimental archaeology and archaeological finds. We also visited the archaeological excavation taking place at Tinsley Junior  School through the Heritage Lottery Fund project called ‘Exploring Tinsley Manor’ and we went to Sheffield Museum to see the Bronze Age boat found in Tinsley and for a behind-the-scenes  tour showing  how museums work.

For more information contact Zahira on 0114 249 0099 or send us an email or a tweet.

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