BAILEY OF SHEFFIELD ON THE RADIO

Back in February of this year we had some really special visitors to Portland Works, the home of the Bailey workshop.

The very popular Rob Rouse Roadshow was recorded here entirely on-site, and subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio Sheffield.

The two-hour show featured a little bit of the history of the works themselves, followed by a chat with our very own Scottie and Adele Bailey and interviews with a number of our neighbours too, including John and Cynthia from Locksley Distilling who discussed the amazing range of Gin distilled in their unit, Michael May Knives, Tietzsch Guitars and PML Silver Plating.

Portland Works, Sheffield

Rob also spoke to Portland Works’ outreach officer, Stella Howe, who talked about what being a tenant at the Works is all about and the Makerspace, an area which can be hired out for meetings and exhibitions.

Rob also talked to former board chairman Derek Morton, who discussed the “Save the Works” campaign (which literally saved the buildings from being turned into yet more fancy student flats) as well as the on-going programme of repairs and conservation work, made possible with funding secured from Heritage Lottery Fund Derek also then spoke about the volunteering opportunities here.

The show from Portland Works is available to listen to online via the BBC app and website https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06yv23f

Anyone keen on volunteering at the Works on Tuesdays can get more info here: https://www.portlandworks.co.uk/volunteering-at-portland-works/

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