We need your support and help to continue our fight to get the best outcome for the castle ruins.

Who We Are

The Friends of Sheffield Castle is a voluntary group that aims to protect and promote the archaeological site of Sheffield Castle for the benefit of the people of Sheffield and surrounding areas and for future generations.

We will acquire and disseminate information about Sheffield Castle at local and national levels, and will work with local, regional and national organisations in order to protect and promote the remains of Sheffield Castle.

We are looking to increase our Membership and warmly welcome applications from Individuals (£5 per annum) or Organisations (£25 per annum) either online via this site or via hard copy application forms available at FOSC meetings and events.

Our Management Committee comprises people from a variety of backgrounds whose skills are offered to the Group on a voluntary basis.

Martin Gorman has been Chair of FoSC since 2016. Lived and worked in Sheffield all his life, working for NatWest as Relationship Lending Director and having a large network of Commercial and Financial contacts in the area. Previous member of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.

Glynis Jones is Treasurer for the Group. She is a Professor in the Archaeology Department at the University of Sheffield. Also Secretary for the Friends of Porter Valley who organise the famous Charity Duck Race in Endcliffe Park.

John Moreland is professor of historical Archaeology at the University of Sheffield. He also chairs the University’s Castlegate Steering Group, which co-ordinates University research in the Castlegate area

Clive Waddington Sheffielder, is the Managing Director of Archaeological Research Services Ltd, a national archaeological consultancy and contracting company based in Bakewell and Sheffield. Clive has helped obtain funding totalling several million pounds for community archaeology projects throughout the UK and has delivered many flagship projects that have appeared on national television. He has written, co-authored and edited 14 books and lives in south-west Sheffield.

Anna Badcock is Team Manager Cultural Heritage for Peak District National Park. Anna is a Landscape Archaeologist who graduated in Sheffield and has lived and worked all her professional life in the city

Nick Robinson maintains the website for FOSC. He has been a web designer for around 20 years. Nick has a parallel career folding paper, and has written and illustrated over 120 origami books with total world-wide sales into the millions. A former professional musician he still performs solo ambient guitar concerts.  Nick has an Honours degree in Communication Studies.

Hermann Beck is managing director of Holiday Inn Royal Victoria Hotel, Sheffield and was previously President of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce in 2009.

David Clarke is a senior lecturer in journalism at Sheffield Hallam University. Lived and studied in the City gaining degrees in Archaeology, Prehistory, Medieval History and Folklore. Previously worked for Sheffield Star and Yorkshire Post as crime writer and investigative journalist.

Leigh Bramall ex deputy leader of the City Council and a strong supporter of the Friends. Director of Counter Context a marketing and design agency in Sheffield that helped produce the Friends’ ‘blueprint’ for the site.

Craig Housley is Treasurer of the group. He is a member of The Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants and a Senior Finance Manager in the NHS in Sheffield. Craig’s previous work experience includes fifteen years as an auditor with KPMG and The Audit Commission.

Robert Hall has lived in Sheffield for over 20 years now, having previously held Managing Director positions in a number of International and UK, Industrial and Engineering businesses, before retiring in 2018.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to get involved.

We are a voluntary group and so may not be able to answer immediately.