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.
Wednesday 19 April 2018 – 1830 hrs
at the Central United Reformed Church
OPEN MEETING and WELCOME ATTENDEES
The Chair (Martin Gorman) gave a warm welcome to all and announced the Running Order for the AGM which would be followed by a talk given by David Templeman, “The Great Sheffield Deer Park: Ye Great Parke of England”
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
The attendance including committee members, members and guests was 35. Apologies received from 3 members.
MINUTES OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) held on 26 April 2017
The Minutes were approved by a majority show of hands. There were no Matters Arising.
OFFICERS’ REPORTS Chair’s Report
• Chair reported on the progress of the Council’s ‘Great to Green 2’ project and the Castlegate Steering Group.
• Planning permission has been granted for the People’s Pier project, research on the castle archives and the virtual reality reconstruction of the castle.
• Archaeological work at the castle site is due to start this summer and an archaeological contractor to carry out the project will be appointed soon.
• There will be an event at the Old Post Office on 29 September, including talks on the archival research, Sheffield Tunnels, and the launch of the virtual reality model.
• The treasurer presented the 2017-18 accounts.
Proposer: Sarah Barber Seconder: Peter Carver
The Accounts were adopted by a majority show of hands. There were no Matters Arising.
ELECTION OF MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
All Management Committee Members retire annually. Marie Gilman has resigned from the committee due to ill health – the Chair thanked her for all her hard work and enthusiasm over the years since the FOSC was formed. All other committee members have offered themselves for re-election.
Proposer: Ann Lee Seconder: Terry Gorman
All were re-elected by a majority show of hands.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
No other business.
DATE OF NEXT AGM – Proposed Thursday 18th April 2019 at 18:30 hrs
BREAK for REFRESHMENTS
TALK by David Templeman:
“The Great Sheffield Deer Park: Ye Great Parke of England”
Meeting closed at 7pm.
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!