Story and photos by Scott Engering. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, as a geologist and photographer, I set out to further explore local ‘urban geology’, Burngreave Cemetery being a particular highlight. Entering by the main gates, [Read more]
Story by Sarah Cattell. Photo by Rita Walcock in 2018. In September this year, the South Yorkshire Local Heritage List project was launched, along with its accompanying website https://local-heritage-list.org.uk/south-yorkshire. The project’s aim is to encourage [Read more]
Story and main photo by Deborah Egan. Abbeyfield House was built in 1850 by local colliery owner William Pass and bizarrely, he decided to call the house Pitsmoor Abbey despite there being no religious activity [Read more]
Story and photos by Graham Jones On 14th December members of the Burngreave Local History group made a visit to the Northern General Hospital to see the amazing collection which has been put together by [Read more]
Story by Carrie Hedderwick and Messenger Staff Who are the Windrush generation? On 22 June 1948 the Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks carrying the first Caribbean people who were invited to the UK to [Read more]
Dear Richard. After reading the Michael Glover articles, I have to say that, as an adult, I remember life on Coningsby Road quite differently. It was a friendly and happy place to live where the [Read more]
In this taster course with Aspiring Communities Together (ACT), you will explore and develop storytelling based on stories from history Date: Thursday 12th July to 26th July 2018 Time: 10.00am-12.00pm Venue: Fir Vale Centre, Earl [Read more]
Story and photo by John Mellor Two recently released films, “Dunkirk” and “Darkest Hour”, both tell the amazing story of the rescue of the British Army from what was thought to be impending disaster on [Read more]
Story and photo by Farhaan Warsame The UK historically has been close to Somalia through its involvement in the British Somaliland Protectorate, this link has given rise to a long tradition of Somalis migrating to [Read more]
Story by Richard Godley On Tuesday, 26th September, 1916 a Zeppelin blitzed the Burngreave area, seeking to destroy armaments and munitions factories in that area. Those targets were mainly missed, but 28 people were killed [Read more]
Story by Graham Jones | Photos courtesy of The Hospital History group Northern General Hospital was established in 18 78 as Fir Vale Workhouse. Goddard Hall was the children’s home and still stands in the [Read more]
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