Walkley History

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

Stories from the Streets

Walkley Historians will launch their new historical project on Friday 24th February. We have a received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to research and tell the Victorian … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Film Premiere and Book Launch

Walkley Community Centre’s three-year history project, Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars, came to an exciting finale with a book launch and film premiere at the centre on Friday 11th December.

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Air raid sirens signal Sheffield Blitz commemoration

World War Two air raid sirens will ring out across the city of Sheffield at 7.15pm this Saturday night (December 12th) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Blitz.   … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

New History Project Public Meeting

You are invited to a public meeting to find out about an exciting new potential history project about Walkley. The Walkley Historians are exploring ideas for a Streets of Walkley project to … Continue reading

November 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

History IS Here 2015-16 Talk Programme

Walkley Community Centre, 7a, Fir St. 7pm. Free Entry. Socialise in the History Café from 7pm. Friday 9th October 2015 – Hugh Waterhouse. ‘A to Z of Walkley Cemetery’. Friday … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Looking after your family papers workshop

DONCASTER HERITAGE FESTIVAL ‘Looking after your family papers’ workshop by Sheffield Archives’ Conservator, Antony Oliver. Thursday 21st May 2015, 10.30am-12.30pm. Doncaster Central Library Tickets £3 Refreshments Practical tips from the … Continue reading

May 20, 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

Walkley Reform Club’s Origins

Friday night’s History IS Here talk is a very special one. Three Walkley Historians will present the results of their research on the early history of Walkley Reform Club and … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ruskin in Sheffield launch

Ruskin in Sheffield The Guild of St George are delighted that we will be announcing the details of an exciting community heritage programme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, as … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Year Events

History IS Here The next History IS Here talk this coming Friday – 9th January. Dr Jenny Stephenson will talk about the history of Walkley House medical practice, based on … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stories of Nine Men, Nine Lives, One Great War

Follow the lives of 9 men of Walkley who fought and died during the First World War. We are holding two special storytelling events based on the lives of the … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

First World War Windows Rededication Ceremony

Walkley Community Centre’s First World War Memorial windows have been restored. They were unveiled as part of a rededication ceremony on Sunday 3rd August. This was the culmination of 18 … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

First World War Exhibition at Gerry’s

The Nine Men, Nine Lives, One Great War exhibition is now on display in Gerry’s Bakery and Coffee House, South Rd, Walkley. You can enjoy the exhibition over a coffee … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

History IS Here Talks Return

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 … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Walkley First World War memorial windows to be unveiled

Walkley Community Centre will unveil the newly restored memorial windows to the nine men of Walkley Reform Club who died during the First World War on Sunday 3rd August, 3 … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nine Men, Nine Lives, One Great War – exhibition

An exhibition about nine men of Walkley who did not make it back from the Great War alive is on display from Sunday 22nd June. Called “Nine Men, Nine Lives, … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oral History Training

We will run an oral history training session on Monday the 14th July. Led by Bill Bevan, the session will introduce participants to the skills required to conduct an oral … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · 7 Comments

1914 in Yorkshire Programme

Download the 1914 in Yorkshire programme of events being organised by museums and other cultural organisations to commemorate the start of the First World War one hundred years ago. Walkley … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sheffield’s Urban History

Dr Andrew Heath of the Department of History, University of Sheffield, writes about the department’s involvement in Walkley Ways and two events at the University this week. http://www.historymatters.group.shef.ac.uk/week-urban-history-sheffield/

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

To Build a Home

We are taking Walkley down to the University on May the 8th. Walkley Wars, Walkley Wars is contributing to Sheffield University’s In the City festival of events about urban centres. … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Lives of Walkley Reform Club’s First World War Soldiers

The Lives of Walkley Reform Club’s First World War Soldiers.  Friday 14th March 2014, 7pm. Walkley Community Centre, 7a, Fir St. Free Entry. Bar & Cafe.  The Walkley Historians researching the … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Walkley Cemetery Talk

The next History IS Here talk is Eminent Walkley historian Hugh Waterhouse – ‘Third Class Grave – Rich and poor in Walkley’s Victorian cemetery’. Hugh is a leading member of … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Walkley Land Societies. A talk by Martin Olive

Martin Olive will talk about the Walkley Land Societies – and the origins of Walkley as a suburb. Find out why the streets are where they are and why there are … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

History IS Here talks

Discover the past and have a drink! We have a great line up of speakers for the History IS Here talks. Discover Walkley and Sheffield’s fascinating, murky and sometimes violent … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Saving Walkley Talk

18th October 2013, St Mary’s Community Hall, South Road, 7 – 9pm. Free Entry. Narendra Bajaria, Geoff Green and Veronica Hardstaff will talk about the 1960s and 70s when all of … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Walkley in the Winter Gardens

The Walkley – Who’s Living in a Slum? exhibition is now in Sheffield Winter Gardens until Sunday 6th October.

September 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

History IS Here

We are holding a series of monthly Friday evening history talks in Walkley over the coming six months. Each will be on a subject about Walkley’s past or a wider … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Walkley Historians

Our next meeting, after a summer break, is Tuesday 24th September, 7pm at St Mary’s Community Hall, South Rd, Walkley. We then have meetings on the fourth Tuesday in the … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Walkley Remembered Poetry Workshop

Walkley Community Centre ~ Saturday 12th October 2013 Around the Appleyard Room were photos and maps, prints of campaign leaflets and posters, excerpts from oral histories. We gathered there from … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ruskin Park Fun Day

Here are some photos from our stall at the Ruskin Park Fun Day on the 6th July. The history stall was very popular on what was a sunny day. We … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Night at the Reform Club

Some photos and a video from the splendid Edwardian Promenade, produced by Cabaret Boom Boom for the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars project as part of the Walkley Festival 2013. Guests … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Walkley Historians

We had another meeting of the Walkley Historians tonight. The Walkley Community Centre’s Appleyard Room was buzzing, as more than one historian mentioned. Work on the displays for the Ruskin … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Edwardian Promenade

Edwardian Promenade Poster THIS Friday – 28th June – at the Walkley Community Centre on Fir St is a unique one off event. We will recreate entertainment of 100 years … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Who’s Living in a Slum?

UPDATE The exhibition is now on display in Gerties Cafe and Walkley Library. An exhibition about the time when most of Walkley was almost demolished as part of the council’s … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Historians’ Meeting

Last night’s Walkley Historians Meeting was a very stimulating and exciting event. We are making great progress on the different strands. Members of the World War 1 group are all … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Walkley history research

Would you like to help research Walkley’s history? We have a meeting of researchers at St Mary’s Community Hall, South Rd, 7pm on Tuesday 23rd April. Please come along if … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Stories of Activism in Sheffield

  Here is a two-day WEA course for anyone interested in the city context of the Walkley Action Group and oral history. http://yh.wea.org.uk/courses/WEA-Featured-Courses.aspx Start date: This is a two day course. … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beeches Exhibition

The exhibition introducing the history project opens at Beeches of Walkley today. It will be opposite the frozen seafood and next to the pickles . There is information about the … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Memories Day

Thank you to everyone who came to and helped make the Walkley Memories Day such a resounding success on Friday afternoon. Walkley Community Centre was abuzz with residents and ex-residents … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oral History Society Training: An Introduction to Oral History

Friday 7th June 2013 Weston Park Museum, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TP Michelle Winslow, who led the oral history training on the 19th February, is leading a self-contained oral history … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Walkley Memories Day

Share YOUR Memories of Walkley. If you remember Walkley’s past and have a story to tell or old photos to show, cone along to the Walkley Memories Day. Friday 15th … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment