Sheffield Heritage Fair

We are delighted to be taking part in the forthcoming Sheffield Heritage Fair – a celebration of Sheffield’s history, at the Millennium Gallery. It’s free entry and you’ll find out more about the future of key sites, and chat with over 40 local groups who care for and promote Sheffield’s heritage. We’ll be there on […]

Origami at the Castle

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Here’s an article about how paper-folding was used by Mary during her lockup!   And here’s a video of the technique used.

Amazing news!

We are delighted to let you know that the Council have been successful in their bid for funding under the Governments Levelling Up bid, and have secured £20m towards the future of the site. £15m of the fund will be allocated to the Castle site and this will allow for further archaeological investigations, interpretation of […]

450th (+1) anniversary of Mary, Queen of Scots

On the 450th (+1) anniversary of Mary, Queen of Scots, arrival into Sheffield, the Friends of Sheffield Manor Lodge commemorate the occasion with a procession and “grand hall” dinner in the presence of Mary herself. Mary will progress in horse drawn carriage from the Tudor ruins through the Sheffield Manor Lodge site to Manor Oaks House where […]

New book in memory of David Hey

The University of Hertfordshire Press has published “Histories of People and Landscape: Essays on the Sheffield region in memory of David Hey”. Edited by Richard Hoyle, it was released in a hardback edition at the beginning of March 2021 price £35. David was the Sheffield and South Yorkshire historian of our times: he published what […]

Earl Waltheof – Sheffield’s King Arthur?

A new Sheffield Libraries Podcast In this 48 minute broadcast you can journey back nearly a thousand years to discover more about Earl Waltheof, the last Saxon Lord of Hallamshire. The talk and discussion are led by FOSC committee members John Moreland, Professor of Medieval Archaeology at the University of Sheffield and David Clarke, Associate Professor at […]

Zoom talk: Mary, Queen Of Scots – The Captive Queen In England 1568-87

Saturday, November 28 at 11.00 am Discover the fascinating story of Mary’s years in captivity in and around Yorkshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire. This talk will reveal a story not found in any history book (apart from mine!) Find out what really happened to Mary in her captivity years by joining David Templeman, Elizabethan […]