Walkley History

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

To Build a Home


We are taking Walkley down to the University on May the 8th.

Walkley Wars, Walkley Wars is contributing to Sheffield University’s In the City festival of events about urban centres. The event is free but must be booked in advance.

The second part of the To Build a Home series brings together an exciting panel talk, based on the story of the highly influential Walkley Action Group and the proposed slum clearance by Sheffield City Council in the 1970s. Professor Geoff Green, Veronica Hardstaff and Narendra Bajaria will discuss their role in the activism and the subsequent sea-change in Sheffield planning that saved Central Walkley from the bulldozers. They will specifically also discuss the wider political context, and council’s determination to improve living conditions, whilst exploring the relationship between politicians, planners and residents. Image courtesy of the J R James Archive.

The talk will be followed by more interviews from Walkley Witness, which is a Department of History project that contributes to Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars through oral history.

More details and how to book visit – https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/artsenterprise/inthecity#home2


About Bill Bevan

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

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This entry was posted on April 23, 2014 by in Events, News.
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