Walkley History

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

Baby-farming at Walkley

Sheffield Independent 7 November 1887 “On Wednesday last, a man and his wife, who gave the address of Elton street, Walkley, visited Eckington in search of the parents of an … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Howard Hotel

Walkley residents recount the Howard Hotel, a tiny pub on the site of the bus stop on Howard Road close to Fulton Road. Do you have any photographs of the … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · 5 Comments

Walkley First World War memorial windows to be unveiled

Walkley Community Centre will unveil the newly restored memorial windows to the nine men of Walkley Reform Club who died during the First World War on Sunday 3rd August, 3 … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Exhibition Launch and Ruskin Park Fun Day

Some photos of the Walkley Historians stall at the Ruskin Park Fun Day and the installation of the Nine Men, Nine Live, One Great War exhibition at Beeches of Walkley. … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nine Men, Nine Lives, One Great War – exhibition

An exhibition about nine men of Walkley who did not make it back from the Great War alive is on display from Sunday 22nd June. Called “Nine Men, Nine Lives, … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Noted Bacon Shop

Remember the Noted Bacon Shop sign above a door on South Road? It was on the other side of the road from the Library until painted over about ten years … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 10th June 1914

In our third extract from Walkley Reform Club’s minutes, bowls and billiards are the topics of the day. [10 June 1914] Minutes of General Committee held June 10th 1914 Mr David … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oral History Training

We will run an oral history training session on Monday the 14th July. Led by Bill Bevan, the session will introduce participants to the skills required to conduct an oral … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · 7 Comments

Walkley on Edwardian Film

Walkley streets appear in an Edwardian silent comedy called Mixed Babies. Filmed in 1905 by the Sheffield Photo Company, Mixed Babies is a comedic film involving a newsboy who decides … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Creevela Works

Summary of findings of the archaeological desk based assessment and historic buildings assessment of Creevela Works.     May 2014 Below is a list of mainly direct quotes and summaries from the … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

1914 in Yorkshire Programme

Download the 1914 in Yorkshire programme of events being organised by museums and other cultural organisations to commemorate the start of the First World War one hundred years ago. Walkley … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment