Walkley History

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

‘It was expensive, being ill’

Audrey Buxton recalls the benefits of childhood illness in the 1940s and 50s. Audio player for devices which don’t play Flash, such as iPad. We’d just got two bedrooms upstairs … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Backyard Toilets

Audrey Buxton recalls using a candle to keep the toilet from freezing in winter – and toilet spider fears! Audio player for devices which don’t play Flash, such as iPad. … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Walkley – My First Five Years

My mother’s family – the Smiths – lived at 111 King James St from about 1900 until the death of my grandmother in 1941. My mother then lived with her … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Lives of Walkley Reform Club’s First World War Soldiers

The Lives of Walkley Reform Club’s First World War Soldiers.  Friday 14th March 2014, 7pm. Walkley Community Centre, 7a, Fir St. Free Entry. Bar & Cafe.  The Walkley Historians researching the … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Grammar Street (court 15)

Court 1, Grammar Street (1890 Town Plan) 1951 Ordnance Survey – from http://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/ Hugh

February 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Memories of 1936 – 1948

Mick Dowse and his brother and sister in the 1940s Mick Dowse writes about his time as a child living at Bloor St, Walkley, between 1936 and 1948. They moved … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chasing pigs through Walkley

Robert Marshall recalls runaways pigs and the Walkley blacksmith. Audio player for devices which don’t play Flash, such as iPad. Can you remember Mrs Saynor  who used to live down … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment
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