Walkley History

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Walkley History Books For Sale Today

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Visit Walkley Historians today in Walkley Carnegie Library as part of the Walkley Festival. We’re here from 11am until 4pm. You can find out about our new project – Stories from the Streets – about the Victorian origins of Walkley – and how to get involved.

You can buy copies of Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars, a history of 20th century Walkley researched and written by the Walkley Historians. Lavishly illustrated with photographs of shops, streets, trams and pubs from the early 20th century to the 1990s. £3.00

Also on sale is the DVD Who’s Living in a Slum, the moving tale of the years the bulldozers were sent to demolish Walkley and were halted half-way up the hill. Mixing archive photos, film and recollections of people who lived through the ‘slum clearance’ of the 1960s and 1970s, the story begins with post-war life in Walkley, takes us through the clearance programme and campaign against demolition, to end with the re-birth of Walkley as the place we know today. £3.00

We also have on sale Jenny Stephenson’s marvellous history of Walkley House Medical Centre from its Victorian origins and featuring the characters who practised there. £5.00

Also available are copies of Dungworth, Bradfield and District History Group’s two titles about their area during the First World War. £3.00 each

You can also see the Stories from the Streets exhibition in the window of Beeches of Walkley throughout the festival.

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About Bill Bevan

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

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