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

Walkley Memories Day

Share YOUR Memories of Walkley.

Whitsuntide Parade 1955. Courtesy Audrey Wardley.

Whitsuntide Parade 1955. Courtesy Audrey Wardley.

If you remember Walkley’s past and have a story to tell or old photos to show, cone along to the Walkley Memories Day.

Friday 15th March, between 2pm and 5pm.

Walkley Community Centre, 7a Fir Street, S6 3TG.

Residents past and present from Walkley will be gathering to chat about times gone by over a cuppa and a biscuit. Everyone with memories, stories and old photographs of Walkley is welcome to reminisce. Volunteers will be around to make notes of your memories, scan photos and information and let you know how you can contribute to the Walkley People’s History Archive.

The day is part of the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars project. Walkley Community Centre has received a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to collect memories of Walkley so that they are preserved for future generations.

We are especially keen on finding out more about the slum clearances and house improvements of the 1960s to 80s, what Walkley was like to live in from the 1950s onwards, Walkley Reform Club and World War 2.

People are already coming forward with stories and photos of the many shops that used to line Burgoyne Road, South Road and Walkley Street, the Walkley Palladium, the Chinese Launderette, the abbatoir on Duncombe Street and the slum clearances.

The project will produce a historical archive, annual exhibitions, talks, a booklet and a DVD.

Anyone interested in finding out more can contact Bill Bevan via the contacts page or c/o Walkley Community Centre, 7a Fir St, S6 3TG.

Post Office on Whitehouse Road c.1983. Courtesy of David Buckley.

Post Office on Whitehouse Road c.1983. Courtesy of David Buckley.

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About Bill Bevan

Bill Bevan is an archaeologist, writer, photographer and heritage interpreter.

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This entry was posted on February 22, 2013 by in Events, News.
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