Talk by Peter Machan

The castle in 1060“The Lords of the Manor and Castle of Sheffield, 1066 to 1649” is the title of a talk, by local author and historian Peter Machan, telling the dramatic story of the lordly families who ruled Sheffield from their stronghold at the castle throughout the centuries when the little town was a manorial borough.

Who was Waltheof? Who built the castles and how important were they within the realm? What else did they own and what evidence can we trace of their developments in today’s landscape? We examine the historical records to piece together some or the intriguing answers to these questions in this beautifully illustrated talk.

This talk is taking place in the assembly room of the Royal Victoria Hotel/Holiday Inn on Thursday 6th March at 7-30 prompt.

Due to the tremendous interest in the future of the site of Sheffield Castle demand is likely to be high and you are advised to book in advance by e-mailing bigronclayton@hotmail.co.uk stating your name and how many places you require.

After the talk will be an opportunity to have some refreshments in the Hotel Bar and meet some of the Friends of Sheffield Castle Committee and ask any questions you may have. Please join us on what is sure to be a fascinating evening.

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