Local History Group


The Hillsborough and Owlerton Local History group meets at 7.45 third Thursday in the month at the Hillsborough Sports Arena in Hillsborough Park, Middlewood Rd. Everyone is welcome. Charge of £2 for non members on these evenings:

This year’s SPECIAL EVENTS:
Commemorating the Sheffield Flood of 1864 When the Dale Dyke reservoir burst its banks 700 million gallons of water poured down the Loxley Valley to Owlerton and into the River Don. On the night over 200 people lost their lives and about another 100 died in the following weeks as a consequence of injury or disease.

Friday 7th - Saturday 15th March the History Group with have an exhibition in Hillsborough Library in Hillsborough Park. There will be pictures and information. This will include Karen Lightowler’s research archive of those who died in the aftermath and the Friends of Wardsend Cemetery Archive of those flood victims buried there. There is in addition to a programme of events being organised by Bradfield Parish Council: see http://www.bradfield-yorks-pc.co.uk/code/events.php

The Group will have a stand at Sheffield and District Family History Fair at the Sheffield Wednesday FC, 1867 Suite, South Stand Hillsborough on May31st 2014 admission £1

PROGRAMME FOR 2014:


Thursday 20th Feb
A talk on surnames Speaker: Ron Yates

Thursday 20th March
Inn Signs...Their History and Stories Speakers: Enid Vincent & Phil Lockwood

Thursday 17th April
The Birth of Supertram on Cine Film Speaker: Stuart Cooke

Thursday 15th May
At Home in Hillsborough Sheffield 6 …the houses and homes of Lords of the Manor, Industrial Barons and ordinary working people. Speaker: Pauline Bell.

Thursday 19th June
Wardsend Cemetry and the barracks Speaker: Peter Quincey

Thursday 17th July
Sheffield Cathedral and its role in Sheffield Histroy Speaker: Grace Tebbutt

Thursday 21st August
The Hillsborough I knew Speaker: Ron Clayton

Thursday 18th September
Early Mediaeval Lords of Sheffield Part 3 Speaker: Lloyd Powell

Thursday October 16th
Looking down the chimney Part 2 Speaker Tony Canning

Thursday November 20th
Growing up in Neepsend Paul Allender

Thursday December 11th
Local Carols Malcolm Nunn

For further information contact Pauline Bell: pbell7atgmail.com

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