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Marie Stuart Society – walk around the site of Sheffield Castle

The Marie Stuart Society walk and a visit to the Old Queens Head took place on Sunday 10th April 2016.

Ron Clayton writes:

“A rare sunny Sunday morning in April and here we are gathered at the site of Sheffield’s lost castle at the bottom of Exchange Street. This time we had the pleasure of the company of the Marie Stuart Society, David Templeman (Friends of Sheffield Manor Lodge), Micky Mayhew, author of “A Little Book of Mary Queen of Scots” and our very own Martin Gorman, Chair of the Friends of Sheffield Castle, along with Marie Gilman.

A walk round the castle site and the Sheaf Valley took place culminating in a visit to the Old Queens Head Pub and a rather crowded visit into the cellars of the pub courtesy of mine hosts Zuzana Barincova and Michal Latal (I recommend their ‘Bomber Bitter’ and Czech Cuisine). We couldn’t locate the legendary tunnel from the Manor Lodge but the MS Society did confirm that the cellars were the strangest place they had ever visited in their travels in search of the ‘Captive Queen’.

A good day out and a privilege to have them as our guests. Thanks for the photo Marie.”



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