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Sheffield Cathedral and Heritage Lottery Fund

A History of Sheffield Cathedral with Grace Tebbutt and Janet Ridler

Saturday 5 April 10-11am - Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield 1

A fascinating insight into the history of Sheffield Cathedral, from the 12th century to the present day. Hear about how the Cathedral developed over time, its importance to Sheffield and its uses through the centuries.

In the Cathedral’s centenary year, find out the latest news on the Gateway Project building works and how the Cathedral’s rich heritage is being made more accessible for the people of Sheffield

Places are free, but must be booked from:

 

A History of Sheffield Castle with Ron Clayton

Monday 7 April 10.30-11.30am - Manor Library, Ridgeway Road, Sheffield 12

Hear the story of Sheffield’s hidden castle. A history spanning centuries, buried beneath our feet but soon to be revealed.

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

 

Writing and researching the First World War with novelist Hilary Green & historian Tim Lynch

Tuesday 8 April at 2pm - Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield 1

Join best-selling novelist Hilary Green and military historian Tim Lynch for a fascinating talk on their writing and research about First World War.  An event combining art and historical fact to present a unique insight on the conflict.

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

 

Talk on the History of the World Metal Index

Monday 14 April 6.30-8pm - Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield 1

The World Metal Index is a resource that is unique to the city of steel, offering a collection of over 200,000 metal grades, as well as trade literature and technical journals.  This talk will tell the story of the origin of this service and expand on its links with the steel industry in Sheffield, then and now.

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

 

Finding Uncle Harold - Uncovering the Story of a Teenager Soldier's War with Tim Lynch

Tuesday 15 April 2-4pm - Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield 1

Harold Wiseman was just 18 years old when he was killed in action in 1918. He lies in an unmarked grave somewhere in France, his military records lost to the Blitz of 1940.

Tim Lynch is a military historian and set out to trace his great uncle's war by piecing together the story. He found a story of friendship, determination and courage. Tim describes the detective work involved in finding Harold and his friends and what their story tells us about the forgotten teenage army that won the war.

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

 

The Great Sheffield Flood of 1864 with Malcolm Nunn

Wednesday 16 April at 6.30pm - Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield 1

Marking its 150th anniversary local historian Malcolm Nunn presents an illustrated talk on Victorian Britain’s worst civilian disaster.

Tickets £2.  Advance booking essential from:

 

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 203 9395 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 203 9395 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 203 9395 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 203 9395 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 203 9395 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 203 9395 or email archives@sheffield.gov.uk

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