Inside Magna, the huge galleries, which once roared with the sound and heat of the steel smelting process, are now quiet reminders of what once was. When I was a child, Sheffield steel was famous across the globe and I turned over many a piece of cutlery to discover the inscription 'Made in Sheffield'. Nowadays, it is more likely to read 'Made in China' or maybe 'IKEA'!
The enormous smelting buckets remain
and the red lighting gives a feel of the glow of the fires, which would have raged hot enough to liquify metal.
I liked this wrought ironwork, fashioned to represent flames in front of the anvil
and this kerosene burning column of flame always features on Magna advertising. I have to admit that it was rather impressive; a twisting, curling column of burning hot flame; like a small tornado of fire.
It seemed almost alive.