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Treasures from the Stack

Wednesday 23 April 6.30-8pm - Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield 1

Join us for a rare opportunity to see treasured items up close from the Central Library stack and strong rooms. A diverse collection of age and beauty.

This event is free, but places must be booked from:

 

Central Library Heritage Tour

Friday 25 April 2pm - Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield 1

A tour of the Central Library focussing on the history and architecture of the building. 

Please note: The tour will include walking and stairs/lifts so we regret it is not suitable for wheelchairs users or people with mobility problems.

Places are free, but must be booked in advance from:

 

Central Library Heritage Tour

Saturday 26 April 10.30am - Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield 1

A tour of the Central Library focussing on the history and architecture of the building. 

Please note: The tour will include walking and stairs/lifts so we regret it is not suitable for wheelchairs users or people with mobility problems.

Places are free, but must be booked in advance from:

 

The Alfred Denny Museum - A Cabinet of Curiosities

Tuesday 29 April 2-3pm - Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield 1

Professor Tim Birkhead takes you through the wonders of his zoological museum; the strange, varied and fantastical specimens and history.

Places are free, but must be booked in advance from:

 

Local Government in the Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire: A History of the South Yorkshire County Council 1973 - 1986 with speaker John Cornwell

14 May at 6.30pm - Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield 1

Former Deputy Leader of South Yorkshire County Council, John Cornwell presents a historical overview of the Council from the time of its election in 1973, through tempestuous relationships with the Governments of James Callaghan and Margaret Thatcher, to its eventual abolition in 1986.

Tickets £2.  Advance booking essential.  Tel 0114 2039395 or email archives@sheffield.gov.uk
 

The General Cemetery with speaker Jo Pye

18 June at 6.30pm - Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield 1

Jo Pye talks about the history of the General Cemetery and some of the famous and less well known people buried on the site, as well as outlining the work of the Friends group and its hopes for the future of the cemetery.

Tickets £2.  Advance booking essential.  Tel 0114 2039395 or email archives@sheffield.gov.uk 
 

Sheffield Dialect, Customs and Folklore since World War Two with speaker David Battye

17 September at 6.30pm - Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield 1

Sheffield dialect, like most around the country, is being rapidly eroded. This talk attempts to remind us of what has been, and often still is being used in Sheffield speech since 1945. It also makes some reference to local customs and practices which too are in sharp decline.

Tickets £2.  Advance booking essential.  Tel 0114 2039395 or email archives@sheffield.gov.uk
 

Sheffield's Contribution in the Great War with speaker Peter Warr

1 October at 6.30pm - Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield 1

Local historian Peter Warr presents an illustrated talk on Sheffield’s many military hospitals and busy factories at the time of World War One.

Tickets £2.  Advance booking essential.  Tel 0114 2039395 or email archives@sheffield.gov.uk
 

The Fulwood Cottage Homes with speaker Marjorie Dunn

12 November at 6.30pm - Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield 1

Marjorie Dunn presents an illustrated talk on the 55 year history of the Ecclesall Bierlow Union (later City of Sheffield) children’s homes on Blackbrook Road.

Tickets £2.  Advance booking essential.  Tel 0114 2039395 or email archives@sheffield.gov.uk
 

The Monster in the Valley: Eye-witness accounts of the Sheffield Flood

10 December at 6.30pm - Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield 1

Marion Haywood narrates an evening of eye-witness accounts from the night of March 1864 when Dale Dyke Reservoir burst its banks, including its effects on the Sheffield Workhouse.

Tickets £2.  Advance booking essential.  Tel 0114 2039395 or email archives@sheffield.gov.uk

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