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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Walkley Historians will be at the Walkley Community Centre Winter Fair on Saturday 25th November.
An historic house on Walkley Crescent Rd will soon be demolished to make way for a set of new homes. The house, number 40, has all the looks of a … Continue reading
Talented Walkley photographer Moira Gibbons has created these wonderful montages of the old street and pub signs of Walkley. Moira took them for the Walkley Historians’ Streets of Walkley exhibition, … Continue reading
Visit Walkley Historians today in Walkley Carnegie Library as part of the Walkley Festival. We’re here from 11am until 4pm. You can find out about our new project – Stories … Continue reading
The new Walkley Historians exhibition has been installed in Beeches of Walkley‘s window in time for the Walkley Festival. The exhibition is all about the meanings behind the street names … Continue reading
Great news from the library volunteers! PRESS RELEASE Walkley Carnegie Library is delighted to announce that grant-funding has been received, thanks to National Lottery players, to support the initial development … Continue reading
Walkley Historians’ new Stories from the Streets project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund is in the news. http://www.thestar.co.uk/retro/retro-community-project-to-tell-story-of-city-suburb-1-8401803
One of our new research topics is the ‘Lost (and Remaining) Pubs of Walkley. Would you like to help research the history of the pubs of Walkley? Walkley Historians are forming … Continue reading
A lost wood. A spring wood*. Nether Hallam Enclosure Map 1805. The road skirting the left hand edge of the wood is Walkley Road (here called ‘Rivelin Bridge Road’). Some … Continue reading
The First World War research of the Walkley Historians inspired a group in North Wales to look into the people remembered on their own war memorial. http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/book-remembers-gallant-men-conwy-11468256
Dear Melanie, I am posting you a copy of the book which was inspired by your investigation of James Craven, “We will remember them….the men from Eglwysbach and Llansanffraid who … Continue reading
March’s talk is by Hugh Waterhouse about ‘The Baron of Walkley’. 7pm, Friday 11th March 2016, Walkley Community Centre. Entry is free and there will be a small cafe.
February’s talk is by Hugh Waterhouse. ‘The Baron of Walkley’ covers the mysterious fraudster and self-styled Walkley aristocrat. 7pm, Friday 12th February 2016, Walkley Community Centre. Entry is free and … Continue reading
You can watch the videos made during the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars project.
January’s talk is by Bob Johnston, University of Sheffield. ‘The excavation of Holme Head Wheel, Rivelin Valley’. 7pm, Friday 15th January 2016, Walkley Community Centre. Entry is free and there will … Continue reading
One of the Freehold Land Societies which together created our urban suburb from 1848 onwards, was called the Hampden View Land Society. Almost no trace of this estate survives. The … Continue reading
Walkley Community Centre’s three-year history project, Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars, came to an exciting finale with a book launch and film premiere at the centre on Friday 11th December.
Here is a small selection of excerpts from Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars interviews which recall the night of the Sheffield Blitz, 12th December 1940.
World War Two air raid sirens will ring out across the city of Sheffield at 7.15pm this Saturday night (December 12th) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Blitz. … Continue reading
There is a new application to demolish Creevela Works on Parsonage Crescent. If you wish to object to the demolition of this historic farm building, one of the earliest and last … Continue reading
Here is a short biography of Tom Metcalfe, a Walkley resident who enlisted in the army on the outbreak of the First World War and came out the other end … Continue reading
Walkley Historians have been approached with this photograph. He bought it on ebay recently, and when taking the back of the frame, found the name of the photographer. They are G. … Continue reading
National Recognition for Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars historians Walkley Community Centre has won the Association for Heritage Interpretation 2015 Discover Heritage Award for best community project. Nine Men, Nine Lives, … Continue reading
You are invited to a public meeting to find out about an exciting new potential history project about Walkley. The Walkley Historians are exploring ideas for a Streets of Walkley project to … Continue reading
The War seems closer as the Minutes record the return from the Front of a member disabled whilst on active service. His membership subscription is waived. A successful concert has … Continue reading
Article by Mr G Do they really need to pull down Walkley Article on WAG in EB Tidings news and views from Ebenezer Methodist Church July 1969 Brief comment on … Continue reading
These documents are taken from Geoff Green’s collection of Walkley Action Group material and are separate from other Walkley Action Group material held in this archive. WAG 1 August 1969 … Continue reading
These documents are taken from Geoff Green’s personal collection of Walkley Action Group Materials and are separate from the Walkley Action Group material held in the rest of this archive. … Continue reading
These documents are Geoff Green’s material relating to the work of the Walkley Action Group, and are separate from the Walkley Action Group materials held in other parts of this … Continue reading
This collection of documents relates to the research done by Geoff Green, the Walkley Action Group, and students of the University of Sheffield. Geoff Green was a PhD student at … Continue reading
This collection of documents relates to community action in other areas of Sheffield. The work of the Walkley Action Group inspired activism in many other communities. Darnall replanned contribution form … Continue reading
These documents include letters to and from Geoff Green and generally relate to his fight against the Walkley slum clearances. 4 page letter to Mr G from Ms J Lloyd … Continue reading
Geoff Green Election Materials In 1970 Geoff Green stood as an independent candidate to fight the slum clearance of Walkley. He did not win the election but shortly afterwards helped … Continue reading