Wander into Walkley and Sheffield’s Victorian past with a series of talks that bring history to life.
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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
The first Hand-Pulled History event was a big success at The Florist on Tuesday night.
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
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
Walkley Historians will be at the Walkley Community Centre Winter Fair on Saturday 25th November.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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/
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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