Story by Graham Jones | Photo by Amy Palmer
On 8th September, as part of Sheffield Walking Festival, I led a walk of around twenty people to celebrate our welcoming community in Burngreave.
We took a route along the River Don to Yellow Arch studios and had coffee while hearing from Rhonda Hyatt who grew up locally in the 1950s and Linda Jones who worked in the Yellow Arch building (then an engineering factory) in the 1960s. We climbed up to Parkwood Springs where a kestrel added to the usual magnificent views. We came down past the site of the old King Mojo club (reputedly the only local building to feature on a fridge magnet).
Our next stop was Christ Church where Reverend Huw Thomas talked about the church, the area and his life. Next we had our picture taken at the Burngreave Messenger while visiting Abbeyfield House and park. At Burngreave Cemetery Christine Steers welcomed us into the Chapel to see their exhibition. Even some of locals on the walk were amazed by the wealth of green spaces and the incredible history that our area offers.