| 15th – 16th July | Free |
An exhibition showing the findings of Chantelle M Francis‘ research into Sheffield Flood of 1864, told through the exploration of family histories. The exhibition will present an exploration of family history through the disasters of the devastating Sheffield Flood of 1864, which killed over 300 people.
Though it is noted as one of the worst Victorian disasters in history, very little is actually known about the Sheffield Flood. In collaboration with family history researcher Karen Lightowler, descendants of the victims of the flood, and archivist Malcolm Nunn, Chantelle will be presenting family history through a series of photographs and original documents, including annotated maps and extended family trees.
On Friday 15th at 6pm, Malcolm Nunn will be discussing the flood’s historical significance.
Chantelle M Francis is a current MA Student at the University of Sheffield.