Walkley History

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

Skipping, Sunshine and School

Beryl Griffin recounts her 1940’s and 50’s childhood on Harold Street. She writes about school, street games, back street betting, housework and family life. The street was demolished in the … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ruskin in Walkley

History IS Here and Ruskin-in-Sheffield talk by Dr Marcus Waithe about John Ruskin’s St George’s Museum in Walkley. Founded in 1875, the museum was in a Freehold Land Society house … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stories from Nine Men

The first thirty minutes of Simon Heywood’s telling of the nine men of Walkley Reform Club who died fighting during the First World War.

April 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 19th April 1915

The AGM elects Officers for the coming year and receives the financial report for 1914-15.   Special mention is made of the Stewardess, Mrs Wolstenholme, whose work for the Club is … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · Leave a comment