East Peak Innovation Partnership (EPIP)
12 St Mary's Street
Penistone, S36 6DT

Call: 01226 763 201

EPIP industrial heritage programme

Industrial Heritage and Climate Change Conference    

In October 2011 EPIP held a one-day joint conference, in collaboration with the Peak District National Park Authority, to look at the impact of extreme weather on industrial heritage sites, and to explore sustainable solutions to some of these issues, including renewable energy, re-use of former water powered sites, adaptive responses and sustainable tourism.


The event was held at Grenoside Community Centre in North Sheffield, and included presentations from both local and national groups - including representatives from the Council for British Archaeology, the Alternative Technology Centre, Sheffield Hallam University and Welcome to Yorkshire. The day was well attended and there was some interesting and lively debate. The Grenoside Local History group provided a fascinating display about industrial heritage in the Grenoside area, and there were a number of other stalls and displays by other local groups.


Afterwards there was also an opportunity for delegates to take part in a guided tour of some of Grenoside's industrial heritage sites (including some of the villages important industrial woodland and early steel making sites) with local historian Professor Mel Jones.


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