Walkley History

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

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 3rd November 1915

The War seems closer as the Minutes record the return from the Front of a member disabled whilst on active service.  His membership subscription is waived.  A successful concert has … Continue reading

November 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 20th October 1915

The Club continues to recruit new members and decides how to use the cash left over after the entertainment of wounded soldiers. [20 October 1915] Minutes of Executive Committee, held … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 11th August 1915

A key Officer of the Club has submitted a formal letter of resignation from the Committee, but the meeting quickly turns to another matter – the many wounded soldiers in Sheffield … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 2nd June 1915

A routine meeting of the Executive Committee; the Club continues to recruit new members. [2 June 1915] Minutes of Executive Committee meeting, held June 2nd 1915 Mr Wragg presiding The … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 5th May 1915

As the new Club year gets underway, Committees are elected to run each of the many activities available to members.  Billiards, bowling and whist drives will take place on Club … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 19th April 1915

The AGM elects Officers for the coming year and receives the financial report for 1914-15.   Special mention is made of the Stewardess, Mrs Wolstenholme, whose work for the Club is … Continue reading

April 19, 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

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 3rd March 1915

The Club continues to attract new members, but some of the existing members have not yet paid their subscriptions and will be sent reminders.  A date for the annual General … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 3rd February 1915

The Roll of Honour, a tribute to Club members serving in the Forces, has been established and the Committee notes that there are three new names to be added.  The … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club -on this day 100 years ago – 5th January 1915

As the New Year opens, with no end of the War in sight, the Club steadfastly continues normal business and welcomes new members.   Club members serving in the Forces have … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 16th December 1914

As the first Christmas of the War approaches, the Club prepares to send gifts of cigarettes to Club members serving in the Forces, and sets a date for the annual … Continue reading

December 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 4th November 1914

A Club official wins a prestigious local trophy. Social events are planned in aid of Belgian Relief, an international organisation that arranged for the supply of food to German-occupied Belgium and northern … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 7th October 1914

Routine business of the Walkley Reform Club goes on as usual during the early months of the Great War. [7 October 1914] Minutes of General Committee held Oct 7 1914 … Continue reading

October 7, 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

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 1st September 1914

By September 1914, the first mention of the First World War enters the Walkley Reform Club minutes. [1 September 1914] Minutes of general Committee held Sept 1.14 Mr David Smith … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 12th August 1914

Britain has been at war for eight days, but billiard tables, accounts, the Floral Society’s annual show and an open night are on the minds of Walkley Reform Club’s committee. [12 … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 8th July 1914

This month and the summer brings the lawnmower to the fore. [8 July 1914] Minutes of General Committee held Wednes July 8 1914 Mr David Smith presiding That the minutes … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 10th June 1914

In our third extract from Walkley Reform Club’s minutes, bowls and billiards are the topics of the day. [10 June 1914] Minutes of General Committee held June 10th 1914 Mr David … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 6th May 1914

Our second extract from 100 years ago in the Reform Club minutes focus on the election of committee officers. Barnes would go on to fight in the First World War … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 15th April 1914

We will publish extracts from the Walkley Reform Club minutes 100 years ago to the day. The minutes will show how the build-up to and the engagement of the First World … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Walkley Reform Club Minutes

As part of our research Frances Soar is transcribing the minute books of the Walkley Reform Club. The minutes detail the events organised by the club, its aims and the … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · 1 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