The engaging history of this Caribbean island is brought to life when you visit the many forts and old estates across the island.
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Broadhead’s letters home, like many others from soldiers, tried to shield the true horrors of war. It seems strange to think that, in the not too distant past, the people of Sheffield lived under a cloud of possible nuclear annihilation.
But his also contained illustrations which showed what life was like, including being awakened by rats at night and a soldier being told to have courage as the war is nearly over. Artefacts such as this poster showing what a nuclear attack would do to South Yorkshire show a sense of fear in Sheffield at this time.
We asked the staff to tell us their favourite and the most weird or wonderful from the collections. Records from the South Yorkshire Lunatic Asylum dating back to 1872. Council committee notes from 1848 show how litter and anti-social behaviour was an issue, with reports of ‘serious accidents’ caused by ‘persons throwing orange peel on the footpaths and on the streets’. Records noted crime and appearance and were used to identify and help capture criminals including famous local murderer Charles Peace. Weekly menu from Sheffield’s Workhouse from around 1750.
They have so much information about our past and really bring history to life.
The Archive open day is being held as part of Sheffield City Council’s Multi-Story Library Festival.
Grenada offers a number of interesting historical sites to explore around the island as well as more contemporary cultural points of interest.
Using the same methods as back in the 1800s, they power the distillery using energy harnessed from the nearby river or by hand.
Nothing goes to waste in this factory and it is an experience not to miss for rum connoisseurs.
Dating from the 18th century, the interesting original features including bathrooms, kitchens, underground tunnels, and cells for holding the violently insane are still in place today. If you are interested in history, in the changes,in power that the Caribbean islands underwent so often, then this place symbolises it.