Old Hall, often known as “The Wedding Present of the 60s”, was manufactured by J & J Wiggin at Walsall using Samuel Fox stainless steel. Nigel Wiggin, who was a Student Apprentice at Samuel Fox, tells the story of Old Hall and shows off some examples.
To find out more about the discovery of stainless steel in Sheffield visit our Designed to Shine exhibition
Designed to Shine
forms part of 100 Years of Stainless Steel
, a year-long celebratory events programme commemorating this historic landmark and reaffirming the legacy of innovation which still exists in the city today. The celebrations have been brought together by a city-wide arts and heritage partnership including Marketing Sheffield, The Company of Cutlers, Museums Sheffield, Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust and both Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Sheffield. Visit the 100 Years of Stainless Steel website
Designed to Shine is sponsored by the Freshgate Trust Foundation.
The 100 Years of Stainless Steel event programme is supported by The 100 Club, a unique initiative comprising businesses from across the region.