I have had such a fascinating day. We had a look at what was open locally for the English Heritage Open Days and discovered that Portland Works in Sheffield was opening up briefly for tours.
This amazing building was built in 1877 to house forgers and cutlery makers - the Little Mesters of Sheffield. The building was recently up for sale and was going to be converted into tiny studio apartments, when locals stepped in an decided to save the works, and keep them true to their original purpose.
Stuart Mitchell who works in this studio had a wonderful story to tell. His father had worked here before, and Stuart had started working for his dad when he was just15 years old. He now made custom knives for customers all over the world. He is a young man who has a very unique skill that he is keeping alive and hoping to pass on to the next generation.