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The Mary Parsons Charity Service for retired Silversmiths

Friday 16th November 2018

In 1817, a lady called Mary Parsons left a bequest in her will for the amount of £1,500 - in those days a considerable amount - to benefit old, infirm and poor Sheffield silversmiths. This generous gesture was made in memory of her brother John, who was one of the earliest Sheffield platers and silversmiths in Sheffield.

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Ashley shows he’s the master of silver ceremonies

Friday 2nd November 2018

Assay Master Ashley Carson showed he was also the master of silver ceremonies when he marked his 25th anniversary working for the Sheffield Assay Office.  Ashley has held the prestigious title for a quarter of a century since joining the Sheffield Assay Office straight from school.  He marked the milestone by hosting a ce…

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