The Castle demolished once more

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 […]

Spot the t-shirt

If you travel to far-flung and exotic locations, please send us a photo of you in your FOSC t-shrt! Here’s Nick – can you guess where?

Fold your own Castle

Here’s an amazing castle made using origami (paper-folding). You can download complete instructions here, but be warned, it’s not for the beginner or the faint-hearted! Let us see your efforts 😉


Just the thing for a Christmas present, get your FOSC mug now – available at all our events 😉

Castle Ale!

You can now try “Castle Ale” at selected pubs in Sheffield – several of our committee tried it out but have yet to recover sufficiently to send in a report 😉

Choose a name for the Castle Beer

Sheffield Brewery Company are going to create a custom beer in honour of the Castle. We asked for your help to choose the name, here are the results!  

Happy Christmas from all at FOSC

Festive greetings to all our members and anyone with interest in and affection for our wonderful Castle. Please remember to rejoin for next year, your support is invaluable…

Children Can Create Castles

Anita Hamlin from Museums Sheffield send us this nice photo of a recent craft session for children (click for an enlarged view). She says; “Well. we’ve had a lovely spring so far. During school holidays we’ve built Sheffield Castle, made WW1 style postcards and explored the history and food webs of Greno Woods, among other […]