Monday, 30 January 2017

Hidden Pasts

As we had a day at a loose end yesterday we decided to take a walk in the lovely Rivelin Valley just a short distance from our house. Yet a place we rarely ever visit as we are rarely ever in Sheffield at the weekend.

Rivelin was once a hive of industry along this valley with mills scattered along the rivers banks. But the industry has long since gone and the valley has once again returned to nature with just the odd tantalising glimpse of the past hidden amongst the undergrowth.

After a couple of hours walking in the valley we then set off in search of a hidden gem in a now industrial part of Sheffield. The forgotten water wheel in Neeps End. We had heard it was still in tact but had never managed to find it. With a bit of foraging we eventually tracked it down. Long since abandoned and forgotten. 

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