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