Founded in 1933, formerly the Sheffield Trades Historical Society. Monthly lecture programme and summer visits. Publishes: Journal (1,1998, 2, 2001, 3, 2004); Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of South Yorkshire, 1995; Water Power on the Sheffield Rivers, 1989 (new edition in preparation). Interests: local history and archaeology of industry. Field Recording Group contributes to various archaeological studies, comments on planning applications and carries out research. The society owns Wortley Top Forge, Rockley Furnace, Hoylandswaine nail forge and Bower Spring cementation furnace (remains of).