Welcome

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.

South Yorkshire Archaeology Day 2017

South Yorkshire Archaeology Day (organised by SYAS) will be held on Saturday 18th November, 10am-4:30pm at the Showroom cinema in Sheffield.

There will be talks on recent archaeological research and fieldwork in South Yorkshire, delivered by academic, commercial and community archaeologists. The afternoon session will include a talk by Gareth Dean, University of Sheffield: The Story of Sheffield Castle: archives, archaeology and interpretation

You can book online at www.archaeologyday2017.eventbrite.co.uk

South Yorkshire Archaeology Service,(SYAS)
Howden House, 1 Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2SH. Tel. 0114 273 6428

 

From the 50s

A great photo showing the bottom of Exchange Street with the top of the megatron roof peeking out, with the Sheaf underneath, looking towards Furnival Road.

A view from the 50s

FOSC at the Sheffield Heritage Fair 2017

Saturday 16 September 2017 at the Millennium Gallery

The Fair is a celebration of Sheffield’s rich history, showcasing the work of key heritage groups from around the city in a weekend-long fair at the Millennium Gallery. FOSC had a stall and met with many interested people.

More local press

There has been lots of publicity regarding the announcement of the Castlegate funding

http://www.thestar.co.uk/business/student-designs-show-huge-potential-of-sheffield-s-castlegate-1-8678862
http://www.sheffieldnewsroom.co.uk/castlegate-funding/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-40775382
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/sheffield-castle-history-future-castlegate-transformation-1.719571

John Moreland did an interview with Radio Sheffield yesterday evening. You can hear it here for the next month or so. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p057wrmr – the item is about 1.10.00 in – use the transport bar.

Funding secured for Castle Excavations!!

march2016 (1)Dear Friends

You may well have seen in the local media today that funding has now been secured by the Council to start work on excavations of the Castle site. This is fantastic news and whilst a relatively modest amount, it does give the opportunity to undertake several archaeological trenches/excavations on the site.  The Council has secured this funding as part of a wider scheme of works in Castlegate, also including much needed repairs to the Old Town Hall.

The Friends will be working closely with the archaeologists and Council on access to the site whilst the work is being undertaken, and as Members, our aim is to give you first chance to view what remains are found alongside access to the existing known remains, which we haven’t had access too for some time.

We will have a newsletter out very soon but will keep you updated regularly now as things progress.

If you’ve not renewed your membership recently, please do so to be part of what will be a fascinating and exciting journey!