This website is intended to give people anywhere in the world, access to information about the history of the area of Sheffield in the UK known as Hillsborough and Owlerton. In addition other sources of information such as publications and websites are also included.
There is also an active local history group which meets monthly, the Hillsborough and Owlerton Local History Group. Details of their officers and programme can also be found on this site.
Some of this group and their contacts have written up material which relates to families, buildings and events which make up the history of this part of Sheffield.
This can be found in the section on ‘unpublished papers’. Each paper has at its beginning a resume of people, places and buildings mentioned.
The boundary of Hillsborough and Owlerton has been interpreted fairly loosely to include the Loxley and Rivelin Valleys and quite a bit of the Don Valley as all three of these rivers have part of their journey through Hillsborough and Owlerton.
Please browse through the photo gallery by clicking on the image below.
The small red circle on the map below shows the location of Hillsborough and Owlerton. Click on the image for a large preview.