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Official Launch of Museum Exhibition and talk

The official opening of the new ‘Women of Sheffield Castle’ exhibition at Weston Park museum took place on 5th October, preceded by a ‘sold out’ talk on the Castle’s history and future plans by Chair, Martin Gorman and Prof John Moreland. The exhibition will continue for a while yet so go and visit if you […]

Amazing Cannon find near Castle!

Magnet fisherman Dave Jordan and Ray Harper discovered a well preserved cannon in the River Don, next to the Ball Street Bridge at Kelham Island on Saturday 12th August.  The guys took the cannon to local Kelham Island Museum where hopefully further tests can take place to date it. See the BBC story with comments […]

Castle Exhibition at Weston Park Museum

We are pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition at Weston Park Museum, Sheffield which explores the history of the Castle site through the ages.  It highlights some of the women associated with the Castle right from the earliest days through to present day. You will be able to see many artefacts from […]

Deciphering Mary Queen of Scots lost letters

Deciphering Mary Stuart s lost letters from 1578 1584 You may be aware of the recent finding of letters from Mary Queen of Scots which have now been deciphered by specialists. These letters would have been written whilst Mary was held captive in Sheffield so have particular interest. Click above on the headline for the […]

Planning Permission approved!!

We just wanted to let you know that Planning Permission for the development of the Castle site was approved, with conditions, last Tuesday.  This is great news and means that the Council can now formally tender for the construction and archaeological works.   Whilst this is good news, there are elements of the design of the […]

Annual General Meeting 2023 – April 25th

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2023 The 10th Annual General Meeting of FoSC will be held on Tuesday April 25th at Central United Reformed Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JB, 6pm for a 6:30 start. Dear Member We invite you to our Annual General Meeting which will be held in person at the Central United Reformed Church, […]

Statement on Planning Application

Friends of Sheffield Castle Statement on Council planning proposals for site of Sheffield Castle We are broadly supportive of the Council’s plans for the Castle site, there is much to commend, particularly the excavation of the Castle Gatehouse and Drawbridge Pier area, the route ways and connectivity through the site, the large areas of green/open […]

Planning Permission Submitted!

Planning permission has now been submitted for the development of the site and if you follow the link below, you will find all the associated documents…there are over 40 of them! The excavation of the Gatehouse and Drawbridge Pier is part of this application and we are hopeful this will be approved and we will […]

Sheffield Heritage Fair 28/29 January

We are again pleased to support the fantastic Sheffield Heritage Fair which will take place at the Millennium Galleries on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January, please see the attached picture for timings.  We will be one of over 40 local heritage groups attending and is definitely worth a visit! We will have a table, […]

Castle site to feature on BBC Digging for Britain!

We are delighted to say that the recent excavations of the Castle site by Wessex Archaeology will be featured on a forthcoming episode of Digging for Britain. The programme will be aired on BBC2, 22 January and will be available on BBC iPlayer afterwards.  For more details, please see the link below.  Great to see […]

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