Walkley History

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

The Hollies

Do you remember a house called ‘The Hollies’ at 1, Heavygate Rd? We have been contacted by Muriel Hacker, who lives in Australia. Her father, Walter Stocks, built the present … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

Joan Sellars

The family of Joan Sellars, who passed away in 2012, are looking for information about her life and work in Walkley. Joan spent most of her life living in the … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · 5 Comments

Memories of 1936 – 1948

Mick Dowse and his brother and sister in the 1940s Mick Dowse writes about his time as a child living at Bloor St, Walkley, between 1936 and 1948. They moved … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bolehill Road Tobacconist

David Lewis has kindly sent these two photographs of his grandfather’s tobacconists on Bole Hill Road. My grandad Harry P Lewis was a football referee in the early 1900s who … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Blitz Bomb on Burgoyne Road and Bloor Street

I remember the first day of the war. My father worked for George Senior, as a forgeman. My mother had a little bakery on Burgoyne Road. The day War broke … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

World War 2 in Walkley Remembered

What is a jug, a jug that is of Art Deco style bright orange and black, a thing of beauty to Aunt Glad but to Uncle Bill her husband something … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · Leave a comment