Walkley History

News, events and discoveries of the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars history project.

Welcome

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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Inspiring Welsh Research

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

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Walkley Inspires Welsh Research

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

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

History IS Here – March

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.

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

History IS Here – February

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

February 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Walkley History Videos

You can watch the videos made during the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars project.

January 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

History IS Here – January

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

January 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Walkley and the home of Scottish football

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

December 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Film Premiere and Book Launch

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.

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sheffield Blitz 75 Years Ago

Here is a small selection of excerpts from Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars interviews which recall the night of the Sheffield Blitz, 12th December 1940.

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Air raid sirens signal Sheffield Blitz commemoration

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

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Creevela Works Under Threat Again

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

December 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Tom Metcalfe, KOYLI Private

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

December 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bloor St Photographer

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

November 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars wins national award

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

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

New History Project Public Meeting

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

November 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 3rd November 1915

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

November 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

GEOFF GREEN MISCELLANEOUS

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

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Walkley Action Group Newsletters

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

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Walkley Action Group Leaflets

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

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

WALKLEY ACTION GROUP DOCUMENTS

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

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

COMMUNITY RESEARCH

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

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Other Areas

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

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Letters

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

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

ELECTION

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

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

MISC WAG DOCUMENTS

23.6.1971 Minutes of WAG meeting 26.2.1972 re Improvement Grants Meeting May 1973 WAG handout on improvement lists WAG box at Fir Street correspondence WAG correspondence 22 May 69 to 14 … Continue reading

October 26, 2015

Pamphlets and other campaign materials

CAMPAIGN MATERIALS Walkley Action Group Handout and Responses B Hartley 391 South Rd C L Hall 356 South Rd D Glass 397 South Rd Dow Electric 378 South Rd E … Continue reading

October 26, 2015

Letters

This is the collection of letters relating to the work of the Walkley Action Group. These include letters to residents from the campaign group, and letters to the group detailing … Continue reading

October 26, 2015

Newsletters

On this page you can find the newsletters for the Walkley Action Group. This newsletter ran from 1969 to 1973 over 13 issues. Where possible we have provided both the … Continue reading

October 26, 2015

GEOFF GREEN DOCUMENTS

Geoff Green Archive These are the documents  from Geoff Green’s personal collection. Election Material Letters Other campaign areas Community Research Walkley Action Group Documents Walkley Action Group Leaflets Walkley Action … Continue reading

October 26, 2015

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 20th October 1915

The Club continues to recruit new members and decides how to use the cash left over after the entertainment of wounded soldiers. [20 October 1915] Minutes of Executive Committee, held … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

History IS Here 2015-16 Talk Programme

Walkley Community Centre, 7a, Fir St. 7pm. Free Entry. Socialise in the History Café from 7pm. Friday 9th October 2015 – Hugh Waterhouse. ‘A to Z of Walkley Cemetery’. Friday … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 9th September 1915

A quiet meeting, with the impact of the War clearly being felt locally as the Club makes plans to entertain some of the wounded soldiers. [9 September 1915] Minutes of … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 11th August 1915

A key Officer of the Club has submitted a formal letter of resignation from the Committee, but the meeting quickly turns to another matter – the many wounded soldiers in Sheffield … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Poem in response to Nine Men, Nine Lives, One Great War

Siobhan Hoyes writes… After seeing the moving display in Beeches I have written a reflection dedicated to the nine men whose names are remembered on the memorial windows.  War a glorious … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Awards Shortlisting

Great news – we have been shortlisted for an international award for our Nine Men, Nine Lives, One Great War part of Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars. Walkley Community Centre has … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 7th July 1915

A sombre note to the meeting, with the deaths recorded of two Club members, including Private Archie Shelley, who would later be commemorated in the stained glass window in the … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sweet shop on Bole Hill Road?

Does anyone remember the sweet shop in the garden of Ruskin House? This was the Girls’ Training College located near Walkley Cottage, where Rivelin St meets Bole Hill Road. We … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 2nd June 1915

A routine meeting of the Executive Committee; the Club continues to recruit new members. [2 June 1915] Minutes of Executive Committee meeting, held June 2nd 1915 Mr Wragg presiding The … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reform Club First World War Members

Here are the biographies of the nine men of Walkley Reform Club who fought and died in the First World War.

June 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Looking after your family papers workshop

DONCASTER HERITAGE FESTIVAL ‘Looking after your family papers’ workshop by Sheffield Archives’ Conservator, Antony Oliver. Thursday 21st May 2015, 10.30am-12.30pm. Doncaster Central Library Tickets £3 Refreshments Practical tips from the … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 5th May 1915

As the new Club year gets underway, Committees are elected to run each of the many activities available to members.  Billiards, bowling and whist drives will take place on Club … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment
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