Strolling through Victorian Pitsmoor

Walking to Burngreave Cemetery Chapel.

Story by Graham Jones | Photo by Hayden Senior

The Sheffield Victorian Society organised a walk round Pitsmoor to look at historical buildings.

Unfortunately the original leader, Graham Hague met with a nasty accident a couple of days before the walk and Valerie Bayliss of the Victorian Society stepped in to lead the walk herself. We trust that Graham is mending well.

A major part of the walk was through Burngreave Cemetery where Ken, a longstanding and knowledgeable member of the ‘Friends’ group took over as guide. It was a beautiful day and the cemetery was blooming. Ken was witty and informative about some of the 65,000 Sheffielders who are buried or remembered here. The War memorials were a highlight for many people but there were fascinating insights into the lives of local civilians too.

The walk ended at the Cemetery Chapel where there is an excellent collection of items of local history and natural history. The Sheffield Victorian Society can be found at www.victoriansociety.org.uk/site