Walkley History

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

History IS Here!

Wander into Walkley and Sheffield’s Victorian past with a series of talks that bring history to life.

December 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Would you like to lead guided walks?

Would you like a train as a guided walk leader?

December 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Get Involved with Victorian Walkley

As many of you know Walkley Historians are in the middle of The Streets of Walkley, a project to research and interpret the Victorian origins of Walkley. A group of … Continue reading

November 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hand-Pulled Hit!

The first Hand-Pulled History event was a big success at The Florist on Tuesday night.

November 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

In Search of Ramsden and Carr

A new book has been published about Walkley designers and artists Omar Ramsden and Alwyn Carr. Helen Ashton has written the history after discovering that Omar was connected to her … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

A History of Allotments in Sheffield

A new book is out about the history of Sheffield’s allotments from the early 18th century until the present day. Written by Margaret Boulton, it is one of the first histories written … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Walkley Winter Fair

Walkley Historians will be at the Walkley Community Centre Winter Fair on Saturday 25th November.

November 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Walkley’s Star Streets

Walkley Historians’ new Stories from the Streets project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund is in the news. http://www.thestar.co.uk/retro/retro-community-project-to-tell-story-of-city-suburb-1-8401803

February 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Inspiring Welsh Research

The First World War research of the Walkley Historians inspired a group in North Wales to look into the people remembered on their own war memorial. http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/book-remembers-gallant-men-conwy-11468256

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Walkley Inspires Welsh Research

Dear Melanie, I am posting you a copy of the book which was inspired by your investigation of James Craven, “We will remember them….the men from Eglwysbach and Llansanffraid who … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · 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

Creevela Works Under Threat Again

There is a new application to demolish Creevela Works on Parsonage Crescent.  If you wish to object to the demolition of this historic farm building, one of the earliest and last … Continue reading

December 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars wins national award

National Recognition for Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars historians Walkley Community Centre has won the Association for Heritage Interpretation 2015 Discover Heritage Award for best community project. Nine Men, Nine Lives, … Continue reading

November 6, 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

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

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

Walkley History 2014

Here is a report on the activities and events of the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars project in 2014. First World War The Walkley Community Centre project remembered the centenary of … Continue reading

January 13, 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

Walkley House History

A Sheffield GP, Jenny Stephenson, has traced the history of her Medical Centre, Walkley House and its branch, Stannington Medical Centre, and collected together the memories and fascinating stories of … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Creevela Work Photo Meeting on Saturday 20th December

New Photo Date Neale Gibson is arranging for a photographer to visit Creevela Works, Parsonage at 10.30am on Saturday 20th December to take a photo ready to put in the … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

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

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

Creevela Works

Summary of findings of the archaeological desk based assessment and historic buildings assessment of Creevela Works.     May 2014 Below is a list of mainly direct quotes and summaries from the … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Memory Map in the news

Sheffield Star has run a feature about the Walkley Memory Map, featuring interviews with Bill Bevan and Nicola Dempsey. Nicola, a University lecturer who helped develop the map through funding … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

Searching for Photos

Do you have old photographs of Walkley? We are looking for photos which show Walkley’s houses, streets, shops, pubs, churches, chapels, the library, etc to add to the Walkley History … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · 1 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

Creevela Works – Barn

There is currently a planning application to demolish one of Walkley’s oldest buildings, a former barn known as the Creevela Works on Parsonage Crescent. Below is archaeologist Jim Rylatt’s brief … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 11 Comments

Removing the Memorial Windows

Watch a video and see photographs as Classic Glass discuss removal and renovation of Walkley Community Centre’s First World War stained-glass memorial windows. The windows were taken out for conservation … Continue reading

March 24, 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

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was … Continue reading

January 2, 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

Walkley Historians make First World War discovery

The First World War researchers have tracked down another photograph of one of Walkley Reform Club’s fallen soldiers. A press call to County Durham found the great-nephew and a photo … Continue reading

October 21, 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 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

Ruskin Park’s Lost Streets Reappear after 40 Years

Today we marked out part of one side each of two of Ruskin Park’s lost streets. The outlines of houses and gennels have reappeared  as white lines on the grass … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

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