The History of Attercliffe Part 1: The Early Years

Ref: C3676510

Building on the recent WEA Know Your Sheffield local history course this dayschool will suit people wanting to know more about Attercliffe in the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. We will use images, maps and documents of the period to look at the people and places associated with Attercliffe. Friday 9 August 11-4pm. We will meet at the Sheffield Learning Centre for an introductory lecture - followed by a two mile walk. Please bring a packed lunch. Free parking is available at the WEA Sheffield Learning Centre and nearby.

Course aim

This course will explore the early history of Attercliffe through images maps, documents and a guided walk of the area.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand key aspects of Attercliffe local history including the impact of war, religion, land enclosure, waterways and the crucible process
  • Identify some key historical features and buildings associated with Attercliffe
  • Identify a range of people who influenced the development of Attercliffe in this period

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • A notebook would be useful if you wish to take notes or sketches on the walk Please bring a packed lunch

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Handouts will be supplied

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

Download full course information sheet

The History of Attercliffe Part 1: The Early Years


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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
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