Online Heritage Lecture – Ken Hawley’s Legacy

Wednesday, 21st April 2021

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm



Ken Hawley’s Legacy – the wonders of the world’s largest tool and cutlery collection

Presented by Nick Duggan

In the Hawley Collection, Sheffield not only has an outstanding collection of extraordinary depth and range, and an asset of national and international significance, but an unparalleled inheritance that reflects the life`s work, the inspiration and unrivaled understanding of one man, Ken Hawley. Born and bred in Sheffield he spent his life closely associated with the tool and cutlery trades and the collection he has amassed is the product of his profound knowledge of industry.

Ken died in 2014, but the collection now housed at Kelham Island continues to grow and flourish.

There will be opportunities to ask questions via the chat as the event is live.

About our speaker:
Nick Duggan previously worked in Education in the city, teaching in schools and colleges and becoming the adviser for vocational education in the City. He has developed a passion for things made in Sheffield and regularly gives talks on Sheffield Cutlery, Knife making, famous Companies and the Hawley Collection. He is a volunteer Curator at Hawley Collection and leads on the current Name on a Knife Blade Project creating an accessible online database of over 1200 Sheffield Cutlery Manufacturers. He also runs ‘On the Edge Products’, celebrating made in Sheffield Cutlery.