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 […]
Some information about this wonderful event here https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/castlegatefestival
Enjoy this from the team who ran the recent exploration! This is the first report from Wessex about the excavations last year. There are more tests and results due to come in and the final report will be out around Feb next year. Hopefully you will find this of interest, in particular the report on […]
We are delighted to announce that the only visible remains of the Castle will be able to be viewed as part of the Heritage Open Days weekends in September. These remains are contained in a secure underground room on the site and will be able to be seen for the first time for many years. Please note that […]
You’ll enjoy this fascinating article by Ashley Tuck!
We received a lovely email from Cathryn Weaver from the Baker County Kids’ Book Club, Oregon USA. Her email said……… I wanted to send you a positive email about the Friends of Sheffield Castle’s webpage. I volunteer with a children’s reading group at my library and we’re currently reading a book called Castle Diary out loud together. The kids […]
An entertaining musical interpretation of the Siege of Sheffield Castle. Told as cook Liz and under-steward Thomas try valiantly to hold the Castle walls! Sunday August 18th at 2pm in Old Queens Head pub. Pay-What-You-Feel. Proceeds to Friends of Sheffield Castle
The Friends Of Northampton Castle have launched a petition – “Create a public park celebrating the history of Northampton!”. We’d encourage you to support this.
Sadly our Treasurer Glynis Jones has asked to step down from her role as Treasurer after 5 years, although she will remain on the Committee. Thanks to Glynis for her fantastic support over the years. So we are looking for a new Treasurer! The role is to manage the Friends’ funds, producing the annual accounts and reporting into […]
Our AGM last night was well attended and thankfully, the “admin” part was kept really short. This gave us lots of time to enjoy a fascinating presentation by Professor John Moreland and to have a creative discussion about how the Castle site could be developed. Thanks to the Royal Victoria Hotel for use of their […]