Walkley History

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

GEOFF GREEN MISCELLANEOUS

Article by Mr G Do they really need to pull down Walkley Article on WAG in EB Tidings news and views from Ebenezer Methodist Church July 1969 Brief comment on … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Walkley Action Group Newsletters

These documents are taken from Geoff Green’s collection of Walkley Action Group material and are separate from other Walkley Action Group material held in this archive. WAG 1 August 1969 … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Walkley Action Group Leaflets

These documents are taken from Geoff Green’s personal collection of Walkley Action Group Materials and are separate from the Walkley Action Group material held in the rest of this archive. … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

WALKLEY ACTION GROUP DOCUMENTS

These documents are Geoff Green’s material relating to the work of the Walkley Action Group, and are separate from the Walkley Action Group materials held in other parts of this … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

COMMUNITY RESEARCH

This collection of documents relates to the research done by Geoff Green, the Walkley Action Group, and students of the University of Sheffield. Geoff Green was a PhD student at … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Other Areas

This collection of documents relates to community action in other areas of Sheffield. The work of the Walkley Action Group inspired activism in many other communities. Darnall replanned contribution form … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Letters

These documents include letters to and from Geoff Green and generally relate to his fight against the Walkley slum clearances. 4 page letter to Mr G from Ms J Lloyd … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

ELECTION

Geoff Green Election Materials In 1970 Geoff Green stood as an independent candidate to fight the slum clearance of Walkley. He did not win the election but shortly afterwards helped … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

MISC WAG DOCUMENTS

23.6.1971 Minutes of WAG meeting 26.2.1972 re Improvement Grants Meeting May 1973 WAG handout on improvement lists WAG box at Fir Street correspondence WAG correspondence 22 May 69 to 14 … Continue reading

October 26, 2015

Pamphlets and other campaign materials

CAMPAIGN MATERIALS Walkley Action Group Handout and Responses B Hartley 391 South Rd C L Hall 356 South Rd D Glass 397 South Rd Dow Electric 378 South Rd E … Continue reading

October 26, 2015

Letters

This is the collection of letters relating to the work of the Walkley Action Group. These include letters to residents from the campaign group, and letters to the group detailing … Continue reading

October 26, 2015

Newsletters

On this page you can find the newsletters for the Walkley Action Group. This newsletter ran from 1969 to 1973 over 13 issues. Where possible we have provided both the … Continue reading

October 26, 2015

GEOFF GREEN DOCUMENTS

Geoff Green Archive These are the documents  from Geoff Green’s personal collection. Election Material Letters Other campaign areas Community Research Walkley Action Group Documents Walkley Action Group Leaflets Walkley Action … Continue reading

October 26, 2015

Slum Clearance in Person

The University of Sheffield hosted a second round table discussion about the slum clearance programme, Walkley Action Group campaign and the council’s change of housing policy from demolition to improvements … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

View from the Arts Tower, University of Sheffield, 1966.

These two photos taken from the University Arts Tower soon after it was opened in in 1966. They show Netherthorpe, Upperthorpe, Neepsend and lower Walkley including Kelvin Flats. They were … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Saving Walkley Talk

18th October 2013, St Mary’s Community Hall, South Road, 7 – 9pm. Free Entry. Narendra Bajaria, Geoff Green and Veronica Hardstaff will talk about the 1960s and 70s when all of … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Slow Death of a Slum

“It wasn’t a slum but it [the demolition] had made it one big slum”. Resident quoted in Slow Death of a Slum, 1971. By 1970 slum clearance in Lower Walkley was … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Walkley in the Winter Gardens

The Walkley – Who’s Living in a Slum? exhibition is now in Sheffield Winter Gardens until Sunday 6th October.

September 30, 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

Moving to Kelvin Flats

Sam Clarke talks about the people he knew who were rehoused in Kelvin Flats. [audio http://audioboo.fm/boos/1470844-moving-to-kelvin-flats.mp3] Audio player for devices which don’t play Flash, such as iPad. Q  So were they rehoused? … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

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 · 4 Comments

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

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

Ruskin Park, January 1978

This photo was taken in January 1978 by Ken Dash, then an archaeology student living on Cundy St. It is looking over the recently created Ruskin Park from near the … Continue reading

November 11, 2012 · 1 Comment