Walkley History

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

A Night at the Reform Club

Some photos and a video from the splendid Edwardian Promenade, produced by Cabaret Boom Boom for the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars project as part of the Walkley Festival 2013. Guests … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment


Audrey Buxton talks about Scholey’s, a very popular shop on Burgoyne Road, then writes in more detail about this  three-part ‘department’ store at 154-158, Burgoyne Road was a haberdasherer, furniture and … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Frederick Moses – Breaking News

I’ve just spoken to a niece of Fredrick Moses, one of the men who’s death on the Somme is commemorated in the Walkley Reform Club memorial windows. She is the … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Walkley Oral History Online

Clips from oral history interviews are going online. We are using the free audio sharing service called AudioBoo, founded by two ex-BBC radio engineers. You can visit Walkley Oral History Online … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Moving to Kelvin Flats

Sam Clarke talks about the people he knew who were rehoused in Kelvin Flats. [audio http://audioboo.fm/boos/1470844-moving-to-kelvin-flats.mp3] Audio player for devices which don’t play Flash, such as iPad. Q  So were they rehoused? … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

South Road Thrives in the 1970s

Carol Hawke describes the Saturday shopping buzz on South Road during the 1970s. [audio http://audioboo.fm/boos/1470088-thriving-south-road-walkley.mp3] Audio player for for devices which don’t play Flash, such as iPad. Q  What was Walkley like during … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

Walkley Historians

We had another meeting of the Walkley Historians tonight. The Walkley Community Centre’s Appleyard Room was buzzing, as more than one historian mentioned. Work on the displays for the Ruskin … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Edwardian Promenade

Edwardian Promenade Poster THIS Friday – 28th June – at the Walkley Community Centre on Fir St is a unique one off event. We will recreate entertainment of 100 years … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Walkley in Star and Telegraph

An article by Colin Drury about slum clearance, Walkley Action Group and the ‘Who’s Living in a Slum?’ exhibition will appear in the Sheffield Star’s Retro on Wednesday 19th June. … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Who’s Living in a Slum?

UPDATE The exhibition is now on display in Gerties Cafe and Walkley Library. An exhibition about the time when most of Walkley was almost demolished as part of the council’s … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Grammar Street

I was brought home from the City General Hospital where I was born on the 22nd day of August in the year 1950. The house I came home to was … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

Walkley Slum Clearance Photos

Walkley Slum Clearance, a set on Flickr. Images from the clearance of houses in Walkley during the 1960s to 1980s. These have been shared with us by the photograph owners.

June 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Walkley History’s photostream

Walkley History’s photostream on Flickr. Photos of historic Walkley which people have shared with the project. This is our Flickr photostream of all images, arranged into albums by period. We … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment