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Sheffield Day Trip – Thursday 4th June 2015

Sheffield Day Trip – Thursday 4th June 2015
Thursday 4th June 2015

Trip to Sheffield Assay Office and David Mellor Round Building, Design Museum and Shop on Thursday 4th June 2015

Price £45 (£40 BDC Friends & concs) to book tickets call Bluecoat Display Centre on 0151 7094014

Depart 08.45am, by coach, meet outside BDC entrance on College Lane opposite Lunya

Arrive at 11 at Sheffield Assay Office for coffee and talk by Emma Paragreen, Librarian & Curator. This will be followed by the opportunity to view their impressive silver collection which numbers more than 1000 items of silver and silver plate – dating right back to the very first year of the Assay Office in 1773 and spanning the centuries right up to the present day. Each year a commission is made to add to the collection. Finally a unique behind the scenes tour of the precious metal assaying and hallmarking services.

A buffet lunch provided by the Assay Office is included in the price.

We will then drive to Hathersage to David Mellor Visitor Centre  in a village near Chatsworth in one of the most beautiful areas of Derbyshire, to visit the David Mellor Cutlery Factory, the new Design Museum, the Country Shop and Café – all on the same site.

The company was set up by David Mellor, Royal Designer for Industry. Mellor is a key figure in British design with an international reputation as designer, manufacturer and shopkeeper. Born in Sheffield, he has always specialised in metalwork and he is particularly famous for his cutlery design. David Mellor cutlery is manufactured in a purpose-designed modern factory The Round Building, designed by Sir Michael Hopkins, has won numerous architectural awards.  A perfect afternoon for those who admire great architecture and design as well as those who love to cook and eat.

Return to Liverpool by coach, aiming to be back by 5.30pm

 

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