Walkley History

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

A Poem in response to Nine Men, Nine Lives, One Great War

Siobhan Hoyes writes… After seeing the moving display in Beeches¬†I have written a reflection dedicated to the nine men whose names are remembered on the memorial windows.¬† War a glorious … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Awards Shortlisting

Great news – we have been shortlisted for an international award for our Nine Men, Nine Lives, One Great War part of Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars. Walkley Community Centre has … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 7th July 1915

A sombre note to the meeting, with the deaths recorded of two Club members, including Private Archie Shelley, who would later be commemorated in the stained glass window in the … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sweet shop on Bole Hill Road?

Does anyone remember the sweet shop in the garden of Ruskin House? This was the Girls’ Training College located near Walkley Cottage, where Rivelin St meets Bole Hill Road. We … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 2 Comments