Sheffield Networks of Activism – A free guided walk during Heritage Open Days

With Nigel Slack, chair of The Victorian Society, South Yorkshire.

We will walk through Sheffield City Centre looking at buildings and places connected to Sheffield’s extraordinary history of activism and political reforming. Queen Victoria’s reign began in violence for the city, saw early Women’s Suffrage, Chartism, early Unions, the Sheffield Outrages, and political reform that saw the election of working class Councillors to the new City Council. Violence was never far from the surface as social reforms came slowly and the Edwardian era saw a return to Women’s Suffrage at the end of Victoria’s reign.

Meet in front of Sheffield Town Hall Entrance on Pinstone Street, Sheffield  S1 2HH at 2.00pm. We estimate that the walk will end at approx 4.00pm back at the Town Hall.

There are some steep parts to the walk behind the Cathedral, where care will also be needed on uneven surfaces.


Ticket Price: FREE
Date: September 8th, 2024
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: Town Hall, Sheffield - View on map