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
National Recognition for Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars historians Walkley Community Centre has won the Association for Heritage Interpretation 2015 Discover Heritage Award for best community project. Nine Men, Nine Lives, … 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
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
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
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
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
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
Walkley Community Centre, 7a, Fir St. 7pm. Free Entry. Socialise in the History Café from 7pm. Friday 9th October 2015 – Hugh Waterhouse. ‘A to Z of Walkley Cemetery’. Friday … 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 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
Siobhan Hoyes writes… After seeing the moving display in Beeches I have written a reflection dedicated to the nine men whose names are remembered on the memorial windows. War a glorious … Continue reading
Great news – we have been shortlisted for an international award for our Nine Men, Nine Lives, One Great War part of Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars. Walkley Community Centre has … 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
Does anyone remember the sweet shop in the garden of Ruskin House? This was the Girls’ Training College located near Walkley Cottage, where Rivelin St meets Bole Hill Road. We … Continue reading
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
Here are the biographies of the nine men of Walkley Reform Club who fought and died in the First World War.
DONCASTER HERITAGE FESTIVAL ‘Looking after your family papers’ workshop by Sheffield Archives’ Conservator, Antony Oliver. Thursday 21st May 2015, 10.30am-12.30pm. Doncaster Central Library Tickets £3 Refreshments Practical tips from the … Continue reading
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
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
History IS Here and Ruskin-in-Sheffield talk by Dr Marcus Waithe about John Ruskin’s St George’s Museum in Walkley. Founded in 1875, the museum was in a Freehold Land Society house … Continue reading
The first thirty minutes of Simon Heywood’s telling of the nine men of Walkley Reform Club who died fighting during the First World War.
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