05. WATER WHEELS OF THE SHIREBROOK VALLEY
Water Wheels of the Shire Brook Valley (2007)
This article appeared in the book 'Shire Brook: The Forgotten Valley' that was published by the Shire Brook Heritage Group, a group of local history researchers who shared a common interest in the Valley of the Shire Brook near Beighton on the outskirts of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, that is now a local nature reserve.
It was to here that my maternal Moore ancestors from Belbroughton in Worcestershire moved in the nineteenth century, continuing to work in the scythemaking industry. The article describes the water driven forges in the Shire Brook Valley where they lived and worked.
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