Walkley History

History, events, videos, trails, news and publications from Walkley Historians.

Stories from the Streets

Walkley Historians will launch their new historical project on Friday 24th February. We have a received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to research and tell the Victorian … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Walkley History website. The website is an ongoing source for Walkley’s history and is managed by the Walkley Historians. If you have memories, photographs or documents of Walkley we … Continue reading

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Help discover the history of the CPRE

Would you like to be involved in researching and/or writing about the 20th century countryside campaigns of CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire and help inspire a new generation of campaigners? … Continue reading

February 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

History is Here: Racker Way

History is Here: Racker Way – a remnant of a long-forgotten pack horse transport system  Our speaker is Melanie Fitzgerald, formerly Vicar of St Mary’s Church, South Road. Melanie was … Continue reading

February 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Hawley Collection – Talk

Our next History IS Here talk is Nick Duggan introducing Sheffield’s amazing Hawley Collection of knives and tools. 7pm, 19th November 2021, Walkley Community Centre, Fir St. Entry by donation, … Continue reading

November 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Victorian Walkley evening

Victorian Walkley evening, Friday 22 October, 7 pm, Walkley Community Centre Walkley Historians are holding a special History is Here event to celebrate their latest book, Victorian Walkley: Origins of a Sheffield Suburb, … Continue reading

October 12, 2021 · 2 Comments

Sheffield Street Art

The Walkley Freehold Land Mural is now on the Sheffield Street Art website https://streetartsheffield.com/map

December 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Victorian Walkley Timeline

Follow the timeline of Walkley’s Victorian history. Click on each image for a larger version.

December 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Walkley – From Pasture to Parish

Find out how Walkley went from fields and woodland to a suburb with this YouTube talk. On Friday 11th December, at 7pm, the video of Hugh Waterhouse’s popular talk Walkey: from … Continue reading

December 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Digital Tour of Victorian Walkley

Step back into Victorian Walkley from the comfort of your chair or take a walk around the 19th century streets with our new digital guide. You can go on a … Continue reading

December 7, 2020 · 1 Comment

Freehold Mural

Walkley has a new piece of public art courtesy of the Walkley Historians. The mural celebrates the creation of Walkley as a workers’ garden suburb in the Victorian period by … Continue reading

December 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ruskin’s Reach

A virtual walking tour of some of the visitors to John Ruskin’s St George’s Museum, Walkley. Ruskin’s Reach Digital Tour John Ruskin opened the St George’s Museum on Rivelin Road … Continue reading

October 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Walkley History in the News

Victorian Walkley, our new book about the origins of Walkley is in the news.

April 24, 2020 · 2 Comments

Victorian Walkley book available

The Walkley Historians’ new book – Victorian Walkley: the origins of a Walkley Suburb is available to buy.

March 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Victorian Walkley Book Launch

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 Walkley has a new book about its history, and it travels back in time to the very start of the Sheffield suburb in Victorian times.

March 9, 2020 · 2 Comments

Sheffield Heritage Fair

Walkley Historians will be at the Sheffield Heritage Fair this weekend. Please see below for details.  

January 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Parkwood Springs Talk

Friday 17th January, 7pm at Walkley Community Centre.

January 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Walkley Vision

November 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

The next Walkley History IS Here talk is on Friday 15th November, at St Mary’s Community Hall, South Rd. 

November 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

History IS Here Talks 2019

Our new season of history talks begin on the 18th October.

October 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Walkley History Walking Festival

Discover the Victorians who made Walkley with our mini-walking festival on the weekend of the 5th and 13th October. Details of the walks and how to book tickets…

September 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Walkley Ebenezer Heritage Weekend

Walkley Ebenezer Heritage Weekend, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September.

August 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Vulcan Varieties Victorian Music Hall

Walkley Historians and Vulcan Varieties proudly present ‘A Night at the Music Hall.’

April 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Guided Walks 2019

Book one of the Walkley Historians’ guided walks in 2019.

April 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Walkley Victorian Fair

Celebrate the origins of Walkley with our a Victorian Fair on Saturday 22nd June as part of the Walkley Festival.

April 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hand-Pulled History – The Film

The full film of the Hand-Pulled History storytelling events, filmed at The Walkley Cottage in November 2018. This was one of three live storytelling events, along with performances at The … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sheffield Heritage Fair 2019

Walkley Historians will be at the Sheffield Heritage Fair on the 19th and 20th January, at the Millennium Gallery.

December 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Cutt Brothers and the First World War

Of four Walkley brothers who served during the First World War, only one returned home. Here are their stories as discovered by Anthony Cutt.

December 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

RED DOGS beneath the Skin

We have been asked to tell people about this event in the new year.

December 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

History IS Here!

Wander into Walkley and Sheffield’s Victorian past with a series of talks that bring history to life.

December 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Would you like to lead guided walks?

Would you like a train as a guided walk leader?

December 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

July 1st 1916: Walkley men who died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme

(image: Pte Isaac Haycock) All who died 1 Jul 1916 (*not on Walkley memorial boards) Additions or corrections to this list would be welcome. L/Cpl Joseph ANDREW 12th Bn Y&L … Continue reading

December 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Get Involved with Victorian Walkley

As many of you know Walkley Historians are in the middle of The Streets of Walkley, a project to research and interpret the Victorian origins of Walkley. A group of … Continue reading

November 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Street Heritage Research Group

The Street Heritage Research Group is a newly formed group, consisting of a loose network of academics, local historians, activists, campaigners, artists and performers.

November 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hand-Pulled Hit!

The first Hand-Pulled History event was a big success at The Florist on Tuesday night.

November 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hand-Pulled History

Take a pint-sized tour of  Victorian tales from old Walkley pubs – local history in the comforts of your local!

September 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

Walkley Words Poetry Event

July 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Searching for Buffer Girls

BBC 2 are making a programme celebrating the history of cutlery making in Sheffield. It’s part of a wider series on British industry. We are looking for women who worked … Continue reading

June 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Victorian Crime and Punishment

We are delighted to announce that our Crime and Punishment exhibition, kindly hosted by Beeches of Walkley, is now installed. The exhibition is on display in their shop window on … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Walkley’s Victorian Crime

Walkley Historians have been working on a new exhibition – all about crime and punishment in Victorian Walkley. The exhibition leads us through the crimes, police, juvenile delinquents, fraudsters and … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

In Search of Ramsden and Carr

A new book has been published about Walkley designers and artists Omar Ramsden and Alwyn Carr. Helen Ashton has written the history after discovering that Omar was connected to her … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

A History of Allotments in Sheffield

A new book is out about the history of Sheffield’s allotments from the early 18th century until the present day. Written by Margaret Boulton, it is one of the first histories written … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Walkley Winter Fair

Walkley Historians will be at the Walkley Community Centre Winter Fair on Saturday 25th November.

November 22, 2017 · Leave a comment