On our first true vacation day, we decided to stay in Sheffield while we adjusted to the time change (5 hours ahead). We strolled around Vanessa's neighbourhood in the City Center in the morning, checking out the town. After lunch (and a pint) at 'Benjiman Huntsman' - part of a chain but named after a Sheffield crucible steel inventor - we headed to the Kelham Island Museum.
This is a fascinating place that details lots of the industrial history of Sheffield. Before we left, I'd read that 'Made in Sheffield' was (and still is) a world-famous stamp of quality on cutlery, but had no idea of how extensive and pervasive the industrial history is. This year is the 100th anniversary of stainless steel (in Sheffield) and there is a big display in the museum (and in the Millennium Museum that we say 9 days later.) We stayed until closing time and went around the corner to 'The Fat Cat Pub' - home of beers from the Kelham Island Brewery.
That morning Vanessa mentioned that we were going to meet some of her mates at a pub for trivia night. The Fat Cat had signs for their trivia night and we joked that this was the pub. It's funny because EVERY pub has a trivia night and of course it ended up that this was where we went later. The winning team got 8 pints of beer, but our 13/20 questions was not good enough. [Sue & I were no help in answering the name of tram stop closest to Sheffield University or the year the Green Party had big protests in Sheffield]
A few photos of the day, mostly from in & around the Kelham Island Museum.