Public Meeting re: new Secondary school
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Public Meeting re the new secondary school on Bannerdale; taking place at Carter Knowle School 6pm tomorrow Wed 17th Jan. [This was postponed from December.]

Picture House celebrates Totoro
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2018 marks the 30th Anniversary of one of the most iconic animated films to be produced by the world renowned Studio Ghibli – My Neighbour Totoro. To celebrate this, Reel Steel presents a special 35mm film screening of this much loved classic at Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House.

My Neighbour Totoro follows the story of Mei and her sister Satsuki, who along with their father move to a new home while their mother recovers from illness. They soon discover they share this new home and the surrounding forest with a rather unusual creature – a forest spirit named Totoro. Upon discovering a whole new world and the friendship of woodland creatures, they find magic and wonder they never knew existed.

A truly original feel-good tale of childhood, friends and nature, My Neighbour Totoro is a dearly loved and critically acclaimed universal classic for all generations.

Hosted at Sheffield’s Abbeydale Picture House – bringing the sense of occasion to match an anniversary of this iconic animated masterpiece, we hope you’ll join us for a rare 35mm film screening celebrating the 30th Anniversary of this animated classic.


This film has a U certificate – suitable for all ages.

Sunday February 25th

£8 – Adults
£6 – Children (under 16’s)

Doors open – 2:30pm
Film starts – 3:30pm

Tickets Online:

or in person from the Sheffield City Hall Box Office.

Trailer –

Big Garden Birdwatch
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Join in with the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch (national bird survey) with local bird experts at the General Cemetery 

11am - 12 noon Kids crafts


History Group Update
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Nether Edge History Group : Open Meeting Notes January 3rd 2018. The Union Hotel.


The first meeting of the New Year and an opportunity to reflect on the successes of 2017 and consider the priorities for 2018, an opportunity enthusiastically taken up by the 20 + people who were in attendance.

There were three main aspects to the meeting

                  Review of interests

                  Review of 2017

                  Priorities for 2018.

Review of interests

Each person was invited to outline their particular interests. What was encouraging was the range and commitment of virtually everyone present. People are working on a wide range and type of historical topic. Some generic ( architecture, landscape ), some focused ( production of a follow up to They Lived in Sharrow and Nether Edge, the development of the Cherry Tree Drive estate ), some specific ( Sheffield Parks, the Spring trade in Sheffield).

The review generated a discussion as to how we continue to develop the Group as a support resource for all the excellent work underway. This then fed into the discussion on 2018.

Review of 2017.

The general opinion was that 2017 had been an excellent year and one which continued the steady development of the Group as an active and flourishing enterprise.

Of particular note :

                  The series of walks which continued to attract people

                  The Festival / Heritage talks which have become a popular feature of the calendar.

The publication of ‘Aspects of Nether Edge’ which has sold well and which has elicited very favourable reviews.

The continuing exercise in collecting memories of those living in Nether Edge, with a reviews of 2017 contributions due out soon.

Ambitions for 2018.

It was agreed that we should be building on the rude health of the Group by continuing the successful activities of 2017 listed above, and considering possible new initiatives for the coming year.

A brainstorming session threw up a number of  ideas :

Organising a process whereby photographs are taken of threatened buildings in NE so that a historical record exists in the event of them disappearing.

The organisation of our fledgeling archives into a structured and categorised record which could then be developed further

A programme of talks either general, or specific.

A series of instructional sessions on ‘How to do Local History’

The placement of Historical Plaques in the area.

A project on ‘The Women of NE’ given the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK

Establishing contact with local historians in Sharrow.

The key question here of course is how to find people who are able to help with these .

The good news is that we already have some volunteers for these new projects :

                  Roy Pilkington has agreed to lead the Archives Project.

                  Richard Taylor the organisation of a Local History Symposium

                  Kay Phillips and John Austin Historical Plaques.

In addition Richard has volunteered to organise a session to further explore other Project ideas and identify people who might want to get involved. Arrangements will be circulated when decided.


One of the functions of the Group is to put people in touch with others who might be able help with research interests.

We have 2 requests this time :

  • John Austin is looking for information on the Sheffield Spring trade
  • Nick Waite is looking for information on Mary Wally Tyzack, spinster, who lived at 7, Williamson Road before and after the war, and who was active in Girl Guides and St Andrews Church. Anyone remember her ?

Next Meeting

Thursday March 1st 6.00 The Union Hotel




Psalter Lane Traffic meeting
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Psalter Lane Action Group for Safer Traffic  

Public Meeting in St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church, 15 Jan 7.30 pm

Are the issues common to other roads in the area ? All are welcome


Charity carol signing
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Congratulations to everyone who made it to the Community Carol Signing on 15 December. 

An enjoyable evening by all accounts, the carols were also being sung in aid of two charities. The singers raised £112 for the Rohingya crisis (and £40 for Weston Park hospital). Supplemented by £28 Gift Aid, that makes a grand total of £180 raised by the evening's activities. 

Come carol singing !
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Sharrow Vale Market
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Sharrow Vale Farmers’ Market 

Sunday 10th December 12noon – 4.00pm

Sharrowvale Road, Hunter’s Bar

Find out more on Facebook 

Antiques Quarter Christmas market
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 Antiques Quarter Christmas Vintage Market & Artisan Market 

Sunday 10th December, Old Abbeydale Picture House 11.00am – 5.00pm 

The market shows of the best of what the quarter has to offer with stalls selling Vintage Clothing and wares, Retro items, local Sheffield Arts & Crafts, Salvage and Shabby Chic, Antiques and Yorkshire made Artisan Produce. The Market will be held inside and out with live local music and lots of specialty street food stalls. 

Entry is £2 Kids Free.

Curious House
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Sat/Sun 9th/10th December,  10.00am – 4.00pm 

Curious House (2017) 

Bishop’s House, Norton Lees Lane 

Bishops' House is the best surviving and most charming example of a timber framed house in the City of Sheffield

Located at the top of Meersbrook Park, it was once a farm surrounded by fields. It is a Grade II* listed building and has been open as a museum since 1976.

Through interactive technology, visitors will have the opportunity to meet characters that could have lived in the house over the last 500 years.

Free entry

Charity No: 1139239
Company Limited by Guarantee No: 07414080