Archive | 12:50 pm

Wardsend Cemetery – The Great Sheffield Flood Tour 11th March 2017

7 Mar

Flood Tour banner

This month, on the anniversary of The Great Sheffield Flood of 1864, Hugh Waterhouse will be leading the first of this year’s Wardsend Cemetery tours.

Hugh will recount how the wall of water that raced down the Loxley Valley, ripping up everything in its path, was responsible for the massisve destruction of property and the loss of hundreds of lives. The inundation had a devastating impact on the communities that lay just across the river from Wardsend, crashing against the hillside on which the cemetery stands and continuing on its deadly journey towards Sheffiled and beyond.

You will hear too the stories of some of the victims buried in the cemetery, the experiences of some of the survivors who were laid to rest there later and how the poor and the wealthy were treated by the flood commissioners.

This tour won’t be repeated again this year so be sure not to miss it.

The tour starts at 10.30 am and finishes at 12.00 pm.

Suggested donation £2.00 to help conserve Wardsend Cemetery. The Friends group are all volunteers.

There is a small car park just below the cemetery on Club Mill Road as well as some on street parking before the bridge on Livesey Street.


St Marie’s Treasures Revealed – FREE Talk & Cake Event at Sheffield Central Library 16th March 2017

7 Mar


Join us at Sheffield Central Library for a talk on the fascinating history and newly restored treasures of St Marie’s Cathedral, Sheffield.

The talk will be delivered by the cathedral historian, Deacon Bill Burleigh.


Free cake and refreshments will also be provided.


Date: 16 March 2017, 2.30-3.30pm

Cost: Free entrance

Address: The Carpenter Room, First Floor, Sheffield Central Library, Surrey St, Sheffield S1 1XZ

Contact details:

0114 2722522


History Tour at Sheffield General Cemetery 12th March 2017

7 Mar

sheff cem


Sheffield Green Spaces General Meeting 15th March 2017

7 Mar


The Terminus Initiative – Job Vacancy (Assistant to the Health Manager)

7 Mar