Wander into Walkley and Sheffield’s Victorian past with a series of talks that bring history to life. Advertisements
The first Hand-Pulled History event was a big success at The Florist on Tuesday night.
Take a pint-sized tour of Victorian tales from old Walkley pubs – local history in the comforts of your local!
Walkley Historians will be at the Walkley Community Centre Winter Fair on Saturday 25th November.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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/
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Walkley – Who’s Living in a Slum? exhibition is now in Sheffield Winter Gardens until Sunday 6th October.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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