Walkley History

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

Frederick Moses – Breaking News

I’ve just spoken to a niece of Fredrick Moses, one of the men who’s death on the Somme is commemorated in the Walkley Reform Club memorial windows. She is the … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Walkley Oral History Online

Clips from oral history interviews are going online. We are using the free audio sharing service called AudioBoo, founded by two ex-BBC radio engineers. You can visit Walkley Oral History Online … Continue reading

June 27, 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

Walkley in Star and Telegraph

An article by Colin Drury about slum clearance, Walkley Action Group and the ‘Who’s Living in a Slum?’ exhibition will appear in the Sheffield Star’s Retro on Wednesday 19th June. … Continue reading

June 17, 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

James Craven – Rifle Brigade

James Craven was born in 1891 to James and Hannah of 1 Compton Street. He had two older bothers Philip and Thomas and a younger sister Virginia. His father died … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Albert Marriott’s Fruit Stores

Jim Buckley has recently sent this photograph, which he believes was taken at the junction of Harold Street and Burgoyne Road. The date is unknown but the horse-drawn cart and … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · 4 Comments

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

Who lived on Harworth Street?

We are planning to mark out the even numbered houses of Harworth Street, between 2 and 62 for the Ruskin Park Fun Day on the 6th July 2013. Harworth Street … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · 5 Comments

Gerties Exhibition

We put a small exhibition introducing Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars, with some photos of Walkley between the 1950s and 1970s, and the Reform Club WW1 memorial windows, in Gerties Cafe … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

History Update

Great night with the Walkley historians last night. Seventeen people gathered around tables in Walkley Community Centre with maps, documents and photos to decide who is going to research what … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

How a grassroots campaign saved a suburb

Raised voices and special chemistry: the politics of Walkley’s resistance By Dong Cao Walkley, a suburb in the north-west of Sheffield was once hailed as the ‘cradle’ of resident campaigns … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Walkley Shops

“I think I could tell you every shop that was on South Road in the 1960s as we used to walk up and down that road many a Saturday afternoon … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · 23 Comments

Thank You

A big, big thank you to everyone who came to Friday night’s launch of Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars. Almost 100 people packed out the Walkley Community Centre for two hours. … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hugh Waterhouse

Hugh has had to cancel his participation in the launch on the 30th November for family commitments. Hugh will still be involved in the project co-ordinating the local history side … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lottery cash to revive ‘Battle for Walkley’

The ‘Battle for Walkley’ – when residents fought off plans to demolish swathes of terraced houses in the late 60s and early 70s – is to be relived as part … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Slade filming in Walkley, 1974

Slade, yes those glam rockers of the 70s, filmed part of their 1975 Slade in Flame movie in Walkley – one of a number of locations in Sheffield. At least … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · 6 Comments

New Speaker

Today we have confirmed another speaker for the launch event on the 30th November. Hugh Waterhouse is a Walkley resident and local historian. He will co-ordinate the local history research … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · Leave a comment


Enjoy a glass of wine or fruit juice and some snacks while finding out about a new exciting Walkley history project. Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars History Project Launch Friday, 30th … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Launch Speakers

Narendra Bajaria. Two exciting speakers are now confirmed for the launch on the 30th November. Geoff Green, a leading light of the 1960s’ Walkley Action Group will introduce the work … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · Leave a comment


We will post updates from the project here, including new discoveries, feedback on events, photographs and any requests for information. Please feel free to join in the discussion and leave … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · Leave a comment