Trading Histories

Using the Archives

Over the year the Sheffield Archives led three workshops on how to use the archives and local studies library for research, specifically for us on the castle and the markets. It was a chance to see some very exciting documents, such as letters written by Mary Queen of Scots whilst she was held in Sheffield and the Market Charter of 1296. After the workshops a small team of dedicated volunteers carried out research into the markets. They have produced a wealth of information which has been used in the project exhibition and booklet as well as in the history section of the website.