Walkley History

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

Walkley Cemetery Talk

The next History IS Here talk is Eminent Walkley historian Hugh Waterhouse – ‘Third Class Grave – Rich and poor in Walkley’s Victorian cemetery’. Hugh is a leading member of … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

1950s Household Chores

Audrey Buxton and her sisters hoped to keep spiders at bay as they cleaned the outdoor toilet. Here Audrey recalls doing various household jobs in the 1950s.  Audio player for … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stars of the Great War

A few miles outside of Manchester lay Felders Field and it was there that we were marshalled that evening. As part of the larger company our small platoon, formed only … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Bolehill Road Tobacconist

David Lewis has kindly sent these two photographs of his grandfather’s tobacconists on Bole Hill Road. My grandad Harry P Lewis was a football referee in the early 1900s who … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Happy Days at Burgoyne Road School

Audrey Buxton shares happy memories of her infant school days at Burgoyne Road School, now St Mary’s.  Audio player for devices which don’t play Flash, such as iPad. Oh I … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Walkley Reform Club Minutes

As part of our research Frances Soar is transcribing the minute books of the Walkley Reform Club. The minutes detail the events organised by the club, its aims and the … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · Leave a comment