Friends donated incredible historical item

We are delighted to announce that the Friends have been donated an item of incredible historical importance by Sheffield resident and former President of the Hunter Archaeological Society, Pat Wagner. The item is Joseph Himsworth’s personal copy of Joseph Hunter’s 1869 ‘Gatty’ version of the History of Sheffield, but what makes it very special is […]

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

letterfold

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 […]