Story by Saleema Imam | Photo by Ian Drayton One of our local councillors, Jackie Drayton, is absolutely certain that she belongs in Burngreave, the area she chose 40 years ago. A mum with two [Read more]
Story and photo by Tunde Farrand Anyone entering the Burngreave Food Bank is guaranteed to meet Lisa Dernie at the counter, serving hot drinks or cakes, handing out buns and having a kind word to [Read more]
Story by Evan Blythe | Photos by Abdulrahman Oulmi and Evan Blythe For our twentieth anniversary, we set out to the Toll Gate house to interview Pitsmoor resident, and familiar Burngreave Messenger face, Winnie Bentley. [Read more]
Story and photo by James Woollen Brian trained as a painter at the Chesterfield College of art, then went on to gain his teacher training qualification whilst running an evening pottery class. Brian also had [Read more]
Story by Deborah Blencowe | Photo courtesy of Mrs Awoko Nora Awoko was born on Alliance Street 1935. Her husband to be, Arthur, originated from Ghana and moved to England in 1950. He worked as [Read more]
Interview by Fran Belbin | Photo courtesy of Museums Sheffield. Kim Streets is the Chief Executive of Museums Sheffield, and says: I’m from Selby and came to Sheffield in 1986 to do a history degree. The [Read more]
Story and photo by Carrie Hedderwick A very rich and diverse history – this applies to both Amie and the amazing African textiles, artefacts and clothing that she sells in her shop on the corner of Idsworth Road. The [Read more]
Story by Sam Vines-Stancill | Photo by Saleema Imam Isilda is happily retired now, but was only a teenager when she was forced to escape her home country, Chile after the military takeover in 1973. Alone, Isilda fled [Read more]
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