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File cutting stithies in the remains of a file-cutting workshop
File cutting stithies in the remains of a file-cutting workshop

© Grenoside & District Local History Group
Your Story: File Cutting in Grenoside

During the 19th Century, many people in the villages around Sheffield worked in metal-related trades based in their own homes. A major occupation practised in the village of Grenoside, some five miles from the city centre, was file-cutting.

Walter Ellison, a member of the Grenoside & District Local History Group, whose father was one of the last cutters, recalls helping during evenings and school holidays in the late 1920s. More...

Words: Walter Ellison

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