Walkley History

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

Walkley History in the News

Victorian Walkley, our new book about the origins of Walkley is in the news.

April 24, 2020 · 2 Comments

Victorian Walkley book available

The Walkley Historians’ new book – Victorian Walkley: the origins of a Walkley Suburb is available to buy.

March 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sheffield Heritage Fair

Walkley Historians will be at the Sheffield Heritage Fair this weekend. Please see below for details.  

January 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Parkwood Springs Talk

Friday 17th January, 7pm at Walkley Community Centre.

January 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Walkley Vision

November 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

The next Walkley History IS Here talk is on Friday 15th November, at St Mary’s Community Hall, South Rd. 

November 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

History IS Here Talks 2019

Our new season of history talks begin on the 18th October.

October 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Walkley Ebenezer Heritage Weekend

Walkley Ebenezer Heritage Weekend, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September.

August 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Walkley Victorian Fair

Celebrate the origins of Walkley with our a Victorian Fair on Saturday 22nd June as part of the Walkley Festival.

April 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sheffield Heritage Fair 2019

Walkley Historians will be at the Sheffield Heritage Fair on the 19th and 20th January, at the Millennium Gallery.

December 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Cutt Brothers and the First World War

Of four Walkley brothers who served during the First World War, only one returned home. Here are their stories as discovered by Anthony Cutt.

December 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

RED DOGS beneath the Skin

We have been asked to tell people about this event in the new year.

December 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

History IS Here!

Wander into Walkley and Sheffield’s Victorian past with a series of talks that bring history to life.

December 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Would you like to lead guided walks?

Would you like a train as a guided walk leader?

December 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Get Involved with Victorian Walkley

As many of you know Walkley Historians are in the middle of The Streets of Walkley, a project to research and interpret the Victorian origins of Walkley. A group of … Continue reading

November 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Street Heritage Research Group

The Street Heritage Research Group is a newly formed group, consisting of a loose network of academics, local historians, activists, campaigners, artists and performers.

November 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Walkley Words Poetry Event

July 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Searching for Buffer Girls

BBC 2 are making a programme celebrating the history of cutlery making in Sheffield. It’s part of a wider series on British industry. We are looking for women who worked … Continue reading

June 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Victorian Crime and Punishment

We are delighted to announce that our Crime and Punishment exhibition, kindly hosted by Beeches of Walkley, is now installed. The exhibition is on display in their shop window on … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Walkley’s Victorian Crime

Walkley Historians have been working on a new exhibition – all about crime and punishment in Victorian Walkley. The exhibition leads us through the crimes, police, juvenile delinquents, fraudsters and … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

In Search of Ramsden and Carr

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

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

A History of Allotments in Sheffield

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

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Walkley Winter Fair

Walkley Historians will be at the Walkley Community Centre Winter Fair on Saturday 25th November.

November 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Right Up Your Street?

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

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Walkley History Books For Sale Today

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

June 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Streets of Walkley Exhibition

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

June 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Walkley Carnegie Library

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

April 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Lost Pubs of Walkley

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

January 23, 2017 · 25 Comments

Inspiring Welsh Research

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

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

History IS Here – March

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.

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

History IS Here – February

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

February 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Walkley History Videos

You can watch the videos made during the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars project.

January 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

History IS Here – January

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

January 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Walkley and the home of Scottish football

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

December 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Film Premiere and Book Launch

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.

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sheffield Blitz 75 Years Ago

Here is a small selection of excerpts from Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars interviews which recall the night of the Sheffield Blitz, 12th December 1940.

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Air raid sirens signal Sheffield Blitz commemoration

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

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Creevela Works Under Threat Again

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

December 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Tom Metcalfe, KOYLI Private

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

December 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bloor St Photographer

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

November 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

New History Project Public Meeting

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

November 3, 2015 · Leave a comment