The Harry Brearley Story – Much More than Stainless (1871-1948)

Monday, 25th April 2022

7:30 pm

Kelham Island Museum

Free to SYIHS members, £2.00 for non-members

Harry Brearley’s life in steel

Join historian Robin Fielder to hear about his research into Brearley’s early life growing up in a Burngreave slum and working at Firth’s, Brearley Pyrometers, his growing reputation, and his discovery of stainless steel.

Learn how his work fed into his personal life; and as a socialist what he did with his money.

Talk presented by South Yorkshire Industrial History Society. For further information please contact Ruth Tiddy (tel. 0114
2661353, email:

Note: This talk was postponed from its original date of 14th February.

Kelham Island Museum
Alma Street
S3 8SD