Tea Pots to Tin Lids:- By Andy Rawson
07 Apr

 

 

 

 

 

Sheffield’s smaller industries turned their hand to war work. The city is well know for its cutlery but it made many other things small steel items and components. The factories expanded and changed production to meet military needs; involving over 100,000 workers by the end of the war. The Speaker  will also give an insight into the precise nature of shell production, as a case study of workmanship, and the role that Sheffield women played in keeping the front line troops supplied.
The title  ‘Tea Pots to Tin Lids’, which relates to a factory that got the speaker  interested. Dixon’s switched from making high class tableware for hotels and cruise ships to making the Brodie steel helmet, which was introduced in 1915

 

                                                                          

 

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Regular attender at Chesterfield Branch, Andrew Rawson is a freelance writer who has written over twenty-five military history books. He has written eight books for Pen & Sword’s ‘Battleground Europe’ series and three reference books for The History Press ‘Handbook’ series. He has edited Eyes Only: The Top Secret Correspondence between Marshall and Eisenhower and Organizing Victory: The War Conferences 1941–1945. He has also written a campaign volume of the British Army’s battles in 1914, 1915 and 1916. He has a master’s degree with Birmingham University’s history department. Andrew lived for many years in Mallorca, Spain, but now lives in Sheffield.
                                                                                                              Speaker this Month --- Andrew Rawson 
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07 Apr 2020 19:30