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Pre Covid, Nether Edge History was looking forward to a bumper year of activities. Our 2020 calendar was packed. We had planned further mini presentations at our regular Union Hotel open meetings. We also had booked outside key speakers to follow on from the success of Peter Machin’s talk on Sheffield Manor and Mary Queen of Scots’ at the Bowling Club in 2019. We also had planned more of our very popular guided walks. All these activities were postponed and postponed again even into 2021. We do, though, intend to start up again as soon as it is safe to do so.

However, we have not been idle. A new book was published costing £10, ‘Nether Edge in World War 11’, and even without the help of our usual Farmers’ Market stall it has been selling well. We now have the splendid news that on 31st Dec the sales of Nether Edge in World War 11 paid off the loan from NENG to cover printing costs. This is a record for any of our publications.

Outside of lockdown Richard Taylor, John Austin and other members have been conducting World War 11 walks to link in with the new book. Sadly these are now suspended.

We were able to turn a guided Nether Edge Family Trail into a self guided one. Colour illustrated sheets were left in a prominent place, together with a guide and advice to walk responsibly, just one family ‘bubble’ at a time. They all disappeared in a matter of days.

There is now a virtual ‘stall’ for all our publications on and it is proving a most useful outlet. If you would like any of our publications please go to So, on the whole we are cheered by what we have managed to achieve in 2020 and look forward to welcoming you to our activities in better times.

“Green Nether Edge” Calendar 2022

The Nether Edge History Group is aiming to produce a calendar for 2022 on the theme of “Green Nether Edge”. The idea is to showcase the wonderful range of green spaces in our neighbourhood including parks, gardens, street trees, woods and allotments. Images will reflect the changing seasons and don’t have to be new but please make sure any image you submit is in colour and that the location and month are provided, along with your contact details. It must be your own work and not taken from other sources.

The deadline for submissions is the end of August and the calendar will be on sale from September.

Images should be sent to:


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