Trading Histories

Artefact Biographies

A workshop was led by Clara Morgan – the Curator of Social History at Museums Sheffield. Volunteers brought in objects which they or a relative had bought or used at the Castle Market or other markets in Sheffield and learnt to record them as archaeological artefacts. Stories were also recorded about the objects and these can be found in the History section of the website. These were simple everyday objects such as the mug above, but it demonstrated that important memories can be attached to the most ordinary of things.