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.
Talented Walkley photographer Moira Gibbons has created these wonderful montages of the old street and pub signs of Walkley. Moira took them for the Walkley Historians’ Streets of Walkley exhibition, … Continue reading
Visit Walkley Historians today in Walkley Carnegie Library as part of the Walkley Festival. We’re here from 11am until 4pm. You can find out about our new project – Stories … Continue reading
The new Walkley Historians exhibition has been installed in Beeches of Walkley‘s window in time for the Walkley Festival. The exhibition is all about the meanings behind the street names … Continue reading
Great news from the library volunteers! PRESS RELEASE Walkley Carnegie Library is delighted to announce that grant-funding has been received, thanks to National Lottery players, to support the initial development … Continue reading
One of our new research topics is the ‘Lost (and Remaining) Pubs of Walkley. Would you like to help research the history of the pubs of Walkley? Walkley Historians are forming … 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
March’s talk is by Hugh Waterhouse about ‘The Baron of Walkley’. 7pm, Friday 11th March 2016, Walkley Community Centre. Entry is free and there will be a small cafe.
February’s talk is by Hugh Waterhouse. ‘The Baron of Walkley’ covers the mysterious fraudster and self-styled Walkley aristocrat. 7pm, Friday 12th February 2016, Walkley Community Centre. Entry is free and … Continue reading
You can watch the videos made during the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars project.
January’s talk is by Bob Johnston, University of Sheffield. ‘The excavation of Holme Head Wheel, Rivelin Valley’. 7pm, Friday 15th January 2016, Walkley Community Centre. Entry is free and there will … Continue reading
One of the Freehold Land Societies which together created our urban suburb from 1848 onwards, was called the Hampden View Land Society. Almost no trace of this estate survives. The … 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.
Here is a small selection of excerpts from Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars interviews which recall the night of the Sheffield Blitz, 12th December 1940.
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
Here is a short biography of Tom Metcalfe, a Walkley resident who enlisted in the army on the outbreak of the First World War and came out the other end … Continue reading
Walkley Historians have been approached with this photograph. He bought it on ebay recently, and when taking the back of the frame, found the name of the photographer. They are G. … Continue reading
You are invited to a public meeting to find out about an exciting new potential history project about Walkley. The Walkley Historians are exploring ideas for a Streets of Walkley project to … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A quiet meeting, with the impact of the War clearly being felt locally as the Club makes plans to entertain some of the wounded soldiers. [9 September 1915] Minutes of … Continue reading
A sombre note to the meeting, with the deaths recorded of two Club members, including Private Archie Shelley, who would later be commemorated in the stained glass window in the … Continue reading
Beryl Griffin recounts her 1940’s and 50’s childhood on Harold Street. She writes about school, street games, back street betting, housework and family life. The street was demolished in the … Continue reading
Raymond Swift would like to hear from people who knew him or his sister from the time they lived in Walkley. Raymond was born on Elton Street in 1936. He … Continue reading
Please note that October’s History IS Here talk is postponed to November 14th for personal reasons. There will be no talk on October 10th.
Sheffield Independent 7 November 1887 “On Wednesday last, a man and his wife, who gave the address of Elton street, Walkley, visited Eckington in search of the parents of an … Continue reading
Some photos of the Walkley Historians stall at the Ruskin Park Fun Day and the installation of the Nine Men, Nine Live, One Great War exhibition at Beeches of Walkley. … Continue reading