Urban heritage found in Sheffield drains

Members of the public joined Sheffield Live! presenter Calvin Payne for a guided ‘drainspotting’ tour of the pavement features of Sheffield. Participants walked from Walkley Library to Broomhill via Crookesmoor to see examples of Sheffield’s historic pavement features, tramway remnants, Victorian company names and dates, 19th century anti-Cholera measures, early telephone and electricity installations, among other interesting and unique pieces of local history. The event was organised as part of the national ‘Heritage Open Days’ held every September with some 40,000 volunteers across England organising 5,000 events to celebrate history, architecture and culture.