Walkley History

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

Hugh Waterhouse

Hugh has had to cancel his participation in the launch on the 30th November for family commitments. Hugh will still be involved in the project co-ordinating the local history side … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lottery cash to revive ‘Battle for Walkley’

The ‘Battle for Walkley’ – when residents fought off plans to demolish swathes of terraced houses in the late 60s and early 70s – is to be relived as part … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fulton Road Off Licence

From 1968/9 to 1975 my father George Barks  (helped by my mum Hannah) ran the off-licence on the corner of Howard Road and Fulton Road. In those days supermarkets were … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · 3 Comments

Blitz Bomb on Burgoyne Road and Bloor Street

I remember the first day of the war. My father worked for George Senior, as a forgeman. My mother had a little bakery on Burgoyne Road. The day War broke … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Slade filming in Walkley, 1974

Slade, yes those glam rockers of the 70s, filmed part of their 1975 Slade in Flame movie in Walkley – one of a number of locations in Sheffield. At least … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · 6 Comments

World War 2 in Walkley Remembered

What is a jug, a jug that is of Art Deco style bright orange and black, a thing of beauty to Aunt Glad but to Uncle Bill her husband something … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ruskin Park, January 1978

This photo was taken in January 1978 by Ken Dash, then an archaeology student living on Cundy St. It is looking over the recently created Ruskin Park from near the … Continue reading

November 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Work and life in Sheffield during World War 1

The South Yorkshire Industrial Archaeology Society have a talk in the spring which ties in with our research into Walkley’s World War 1 servicemen. There is a £2 entry fee. … Continue reading

November 10, 2012 · Leave a comment


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

November 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

New Speaker

Today we have confirmed another speaker for the launch event on the 30th November. Hugh Waterhouse is a Walkley resident and local historian. He will co-ordinate the local history research … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · Leave a comment


Walkley Community Centre is managing a three-year history project called Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars, beginning in October 2012. The project will: 1) Research the lives of Walkley people before they … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Walkley Worker’s Jazz and Concert Band

Taken in 1927. Does anyone know anything about the band, and who may be in the picture? Photograph courtesy of Picture Sheffield.

November 3, 2012 · Leave a comment