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.
The Friends of Sheffield Castle AGM for 2020 will be held via an on line Zoom call this coming Thursday 30th July at 6pm. Unfortunately due to the current situation it will not be possible to hold a normal meeting and talk in a venue, so we will merely be undertaking the administration of the AGM this year.
Anyone is welcome to join although only members will be permitted to vote. Should you wish to join, please contact email@example.com and instructions will be sent.
We will provide a summary and update post meeting on the website
The Motte, The Bowling Green and The Furnace
If you were not able to watch the live broadcast by Mili Rajic on the 10th June, you can still hear the talk and see the associated slides at:
You will need to fill in your name and email before you can watch the recording.
One of our members, Neil Bingham, has found some old cuttings from local papers on the 1927 excavations which make interesting reading.
With thanks to David Templeman from Friends of Manor Lodge, here’s a fascinating article about a forthcoming anniversary of Mary Queen of Scots’ stay in Sheffield
We are just letting you know that the proposed AGM for the Friends of Sheffield Castle which was due to take place on 23rd April, will be postponed to a date, later on in the year, due to the ongoing health
We will let you know the new date as soon as this has been agreed by the Committee and thank for your understanding.
Join us for a celebration of Sheffield’s rich history, as we showcase the work of key heritage groups from around the city in a weekend-long fair at the Millennium Gallery.
Sheffield’s heritage reaches far wider than just the industrial revolution, and knowledge of it is being added to all the time. Recent research has shone new light on the early frontier of Roman Britain, Sheffield’s lost castle, the city’s stance against the slave trade, the fight for female emancipation, and Sheffield’s ‘Little Mesters’.
Take the opportunity to chat with local heritage groups and learn from history advocates who care for, promote and pass on our local heritage to future generations of the ‘biggest village’, Sheffield.
This event is being organised by well-known Sheffield character, author, and provider of Sheffield-based historical walks and talks, Ron Clayton, and historian and speaker, David Templeman.
Free, just turn up.
Sheffield City Council’s is currently considering proposals to dismantle the Planning Dept’s conservation team. This move would see the two remaining Conservation Officers lose their
jobs, with consultants brought in where necessary.
Hallamshire Historic Buildings Society is concerned about this move and has started a petition against these cuts, which we fully support.
Here is an electronic copy of the Friends’ Blueprint for the site of the Castle which was launched to the media today along with a link to the article which appeared in The Star recently. We hope you enjoy reading through the document and agree with the ideas that have been put forward. We are keen to receive feedback on this so please let us know!
As mentioned previously there will be a public consultation with the Council late January so we will let you know more details on this in due course.
During the months of September and October 2018 I had the great pleasure to take part as a volunteer in the nine week Sheffield Castle archaeological excavation carried out by Wessex Archaeology North, based in Sheffield.
During my time on site as a volunteer I was allowed to take photographs of the excavation and the volunteers at work. By the end of the dig I had taken over 3,000 photographs which documents the progress of the archaeological excavation trench by trench. Within the pages of my book is a very small selection of the photos that I took.
I hope that these photographs will be a useful resource for anyone interested in Sheffield’s history and archaeology and also a visual record of the 2018 Sheffield Castle archaeological excavation.
The book is 8″ wide x 10″ high x 1.25″ thick. It contains 454 pages with over 500 colour photographs and is available as a Hardback book here and also as a Softback book here.