Last week I was away on holiday but Radio 4 did a nice piece on the plight of Portland Works and the traditional Sheffield trades housed there. I did a brief interview the week before which is included toward the end and if you are in the UK you can listen to it on iplayer here Portland Works item starts at 16m 53s you can drag the slider bottom left to go straight to the item.

At the same time Daniel Carpenter put the Heritage Crafts Association crafts map live here  

It is already generating a lot of interest and lots of folk are sending their details in. Daniel is flat out trying to input them all. The map promises to be a really helpful tool to find traditional craftspeople. I personally am looking forward to being able to find interesting traditional craftspeople when I visit different parts of the country.