South Yorkshire Group events

Forthcoming events April to Sept 2019

NOTE EARLIER START TIME - We have had to start our meetings earlier than in previous years because of a change in the rules at the Friends' Meeting House. Our indoor meetings are held at the Friends' Meeting House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW. Doors open at 6.45pm and the meeting starts at 7.15pm (unless a different time is noted below). Admission costs £4.50, including tea or coffee and biscuit, and all are welcome. Parking is available in the street in front or nearby, and there are two disabled bays immediately in front of the building. Please note you have to pay for parking until 8.30pm.

Thursday 25 April: starting at 7.00 pm – please note the earlier than usual start time, as we have the Group AGM before the talk. This will be a joint meeting with the Sheffield Society of Architects about the Flockton Archive. The Flockton family formed one of Sheffield’s leading architectural practices in Victorian times, and the SSA some years ago acquired the practice’s historical archive which has now been digitised.We are pleased to welcome Sarah Foxwell and Leonora Simmonite of the SSA. All are welcome to both AGM and talk, and to take part in discussion , although if a vote is taken only Victorian Society members can vote.

Wednesday 22 May starting at 6.30pm - an Environment Weeks event - a walk round the Castlegate area of Sheffield city centre, led by Valerie Bayliss. Meet at the Sheffield Town Hall steps, Pinstone Street, at 6.30pm. Free of charge.

Wednesday 26 June starting at 6.30pm - an Environment Weeks event - a walk in the west of Sheffield city centre. Meet at the Sheffield City Hall front, Barker's Pool, at 6.30pm. Free of charge.

Saturday 27 July: A walk in Nottingham, led by Philip Wright. Meet at 11.00 am in front of the Council House, Old Market Square. There is a convenient train from Sheffield at 09.36 arriving in Nottingham at 10.27 (but please check for revised train timetables before the day). The morning comprises a brief walk in the city centre. We will take a lunch break (own arrangements) from 12.15 to 1.30. Meet again at the Council House for the main walk through the Duke of Newcastle's Park Estate. Philip’s mobile, in case of enquiries or need on the day, is 07702 08102.

Saturday 7 September: A guided walk led by Graham Hague. A further look at Burngreave and Pitsmoor, to complete the one we started last year. Meet at 2.30 pm at the front gates of Abbeyfield Park in Burngreave Road. The walk is largely downhill and will take in Burngreave Vestry Hall and Pye Bank School, a listed C J Innocent building now restored as part of the construction of a very large new school but perhaps overshadowed by the new buildings.

We expect to be offering an activity during Heritage Open Days (13-22 September. Details will be in the printed HODs programme which will appear in July.

Dates for your diary: the autumn/winter programme starts with talks on 10 October and 14 November. Details in the next newsletter.