News, events and discoveries of the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars history project.
Today we marked out part of one side each of two of Ruskin Park’s lost streets. The outlines of houses and gennels have reappeared as white lines on the grass of Ruskin Park above where they once stood. The lines of walls of Harworth St from number 8 to 58 and Elton St from 21 to 75 can once again be seen.
Nine pupils and two teachers from Walkley Primary School helped Bill, Georgia, Mark and Peter to mark out Harworth St. First we surveyed the end points of the front and rear of the houses then measured to individual party and gennel walls to map the outlines of the individual houses using garden canes.
Come along to the Ruskin Park Fun Day, 1 – 5pm on Saturday 6th July to find out who lived in these houses and stories from some of the last residents of these streets. We will put displays, produced by Helen and Matt, in each house about who lived there. We will also have a display from Sarah on the community who once lived where Ruskin Park is today.