News, events and discoveries of the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars history project.
The second season of History IS Here talks begin in October. Held at Walkley Community Centre, each talk is a stimulating and exciting delve into Walkley’s past by the people doing the research. Between autumn and spring we will find out about the history of St Mary’s Church, Walkley Medical Centre and Walkley Reform Club, take a tram journey along South Road, find out about John Ruskin in Walkley and have a talk from the author of the novel Tuppeny Hat Detective, set in post-war Walkley.
The talks are FREE, open to anyone who is interested in attending and begin at 7pm. There will be a small cafe and bar serving hot drinks, soft drinks, beer and tray bakes.
Here are this season’s talks:
Friday 14th November 2014 – Hugh Waterhouse. ‘From Pasture to Parish: the origins of St Mary’s, Walkley’.
Friday 12th December 2014 – Paul Fox. ‘Trams in Walkley: a journey along South Road’.
Friday 9th January 2015 – Jenny Stephenson. ‘The History of Walkley House Medical Centre’.
Friday 13th February 2015 – Guild of St George. ‘Ruskin in Walkley’.
Friday 13th March 2015 – Walkley Historians. ‘Reforming a Suburb: The early years of Walkley Reform Club and the People of Fir St.’
Sadly, due to ill health Brian Sellars has had to cancel his November appearance. We will find another speaker for that month and hope to have Brian to speak in the future.