News, events and discoveries of the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars history project.
A big, big thank you to everyone who came to Friday night’s launch of Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars.
Almost 100 people packed out the Walkley Community Centre for two hours. It is great to see so much interest in Walkley’s history from such a wide range of ages and parts of the community.
Hopefully everyone who came along has a good idea of what we all can achieve and how to be part of researching and telling Walkley’s history. The project will succeed with everyone’s involvement, not just one or two, so it is fantastic that so many people want to get involved in the research, oral history and events.
We will be in touch next week with everyone who signed up to volunteer to let you know more about what we plan for the new year, including the oral history, local history and archives training sessions.
We give a big thank you to Narendra Bajaria and Geoff Green for giving the talks about their involvement in the ‘Battle for Walkley’ during the 1960s and 1970s. We will hear more from them during the next couple of years. Hopefully we can have them, along with Veronica Hardstaff and others involved in the Improvements Scheme, back at the Community Centre to tell us more about this critical time in our past.
You can view Bill’s introduction to the project, presented to the project launch as a video on YouTube (without Powerpoint glitches!).