A Walking Tour of Walkley with Walkley Historians

The Walkley Historians are going to guide us on a walk through Victorian Walkley. This will show how hill top fields west of Sheffield grew into a thriving community during the Victorian era as a result of the Freehold Land Society Movement, an innovative land buying and mortgage scheme which enabled working class families to own their own homes and gardens. The people, places and events you will see and hear about are linked to the streets, schools, places of worship and pubs of the area which all flourished within the suburbs of Walkley in the Victorian age. The Victorian Walkley walk will begin inside St Mary’s Church, Howard Road, Walkley

Participants are invited to meet up in the Church from 10.00 am, where The Walkley Historians will have display materials about Walkley history to browse. If there are any non-walkers accompanying the group, they will be most welcome to stay here with members of the Walkley Historians whilst the walk takes place. Disabled access, toilets and tea/coffee will all be available.

St Mary’s does not have a car park, but there is ‘single yellow line’ street parking on Saturdays on the opposite side of Howard Road to the Church. The 95/95a bus stops close by – the nearest stop is called Howard Road/Hadfield Street.

Ticket Price: £5
Date: August 17th, 2024
Time: 10:30am
Venue: St Mary’s Church, Howard Road, Walkley S6 3RX - View on map
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