Tree Planting 1988

Were you in one of these pictures?

To celebrate¬†175 years of steelworks in the Stocksbridge valley, Liberty Steel, Fox Valley shopping, Stocksbridge & District History Society and the Steel Valley project are planning a heritage event which will take place on the 2nd and 3rd November at Fox Valley shopping centre. As part of the celebrations, we're looking for people who were … Continue reading Were you in one of these pictures?

Pond Relining SNIS

Pond Reconstruction Work for Stocksbridge Nursery and Infant School

Volunteers from the Steel Valley Project recently spent 3 days clearing overgrown vegetation and relining the pond at Stocksbridge Nursery and Infant School. The pond has been in place for many years, but the lining had sprung a leak meaning that remedial action needed to be taken. What kind of maintenance work was carried out? … Continue reading Pond Reconstruction Work for Stocksbridge Nursery and Infant School

SHS Work Experience

Work Experience Placement in Countryside Management

The Steel Valley Project has been supporting work experience placements from Stocksbridge High School for over 10 years now. As part of our ongoing collaboration, one of their pupils recently spent a couple of weeks working with our Environmental Project Officer, Kate Hughes, and the volunteer team. The student, currently in Year 10, spent time … Continue reading Work Experience Placement in Countryside Management

Himalyan Balsam

Himalayan Balsam Clearance – Bitholmes Wood

Volunteers at the Steel Valley Project have recently been working to clear areas of Himalayan balsam in Bithholmes Wood. The woods are owned by the Woodland Trust and located between Deepcar and Wharncliffe Side. They are a popular place for walkers and those searching for the Wantley Dragon. What is Himalayan balsam? Himalayan balsam was … Continue reading Himalayan Balsam Clearance – Bitholmes Wood