The Friends of Sheffield Castle are a voluntary group who aim to protect and promote the archaeological site of Sheffield Castle for the benefit of the people of Sheffield and surrounding areas, and for future generations.
We will acquire and disseminate information about Sheffield Castle, at both local and national levels and work with local, regional and national organisations to protect and promote the remains as a source of enjoyment, education and inspiration for All.
Central United Reformed Church,
Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB
Here are details of our forthcoming AGM and talk which we hope you can attend. As well as what I am sure will be an interesting talk from David Templeman on “The Great Sheffield Deer Park: Ye Great Parke of England”, we will be providing an update on the start of archaeological work on the Castle site and an update on the all the work Sheffield University is doing on the archives, the Peoples Pier and a virtual re-construction of what the Castle may well have looked like!
Visitors welcome £3, existing members free. You can join on the night for only £5 and get in for free 😉
FOSC are willing partners in the quest of the Friends of the Old Town Hall to preserve the building for future generations. They have their AGM at 7.15 pm on Monday, March 26 at the Friends’ Meeting House, St James’s Street, Sheffield.
Edible archaeology is apparently becoming very popular. Linda Williamson, a member of local amateur archaeology group ‘The Time Travellers’, created a detailed model of the castle, constructed of sponge cake with gingerbread
and icing buildings – delicious!
Sadly for posterity, the subsequent demolition by members at their seasonal celebration of the shortest day, proved greater than that achieved by the parliamentarians at the end of the civil war… crumbs!
Gareth Dean from Sheffield University is researching into the Sheffield archives, and is doing a “walking talk” around the Castle site on March 23rd for 500 Reformations (a University of Sheffield initiative). The link below gives more information. Please note that places are limited places.