The Society Journal - The Flowing Stream
The title of our Society journal reflects Sheffield’s industrial history in which water power was all important to work the grinding wheels, tilt hammers and other machinery that were used in the production of cutlery and steel before the advent of steam power.
The journal is a prime point of contact with members, many of whom live far away from Sheffield and therefore cannot attend our meetings. It is laid out to enable readers to find easily the information they are seeking. After a brief editorial which aims to draw the reader’s attention to any item of particular importance new members are listed. The following list of section titles indicates the scope of material printed:
The central part of the booklet contains a variety of articles submitted by members on a variety of subjects. They often include stories about a member’s family or how they researched their family; reminiscences about life in the past in Sheffield; lists of names etc extracted from relatively unknown sources; information on how to access unusual historical data; information about the history of the area and countless other topics. Finally there are book reviews and details of books that could be of special interest to Sheffield researchers.
Members are encouraged to submit articles, poems and small snippets of information as well as transcriptions of records they have used.
The journal aims to keep members informed about the projects Society members are engaged upon and provides information about Society publications in book form, microfiche, CD ROM and disk.
The Flowing Stream is sent out to members four times a year.
Denise Marsden prize
Denise was one of our founder members and our journal editor for many years. The prize is worth £100 for the best article per year, as judged by our President Prof.David Hey, Denise Marsden daughter and the woman who proof reads the journal. The winner has to be a society member.