Local history - the next chapter

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Story & photo:Saleema Imam

Burngreave’s local history group meets monthly in St Catherine’s School on Firshill Crescent.

Local historian Suzanne Bingham uses illustrated talks to introduce discussions on topics as various as Victorian sewers, local cinemas and transport in past times. In summer we venture out to places such as the Mining Museum, the Emergency Services Museum and Sheffield City Archives.

Members of the group write articles for the Burngreave Messenger and are in the final stages of producing a sequel to our book ‘Pitsmoor – a peek into the past’ . The new book has the provisional title ‘Burngreave: as the 20th century unfolds’ and includes sections on the Zeppelin raid, D-Day, the Vestry Hall, Crabtree, Bill Pettigrew, Brownies and Guides, the Co-operative and Margaret Dufty.

We expect this to be in print by the summer, so look out for it!

New members are always welcome and our next meeting is on April 17th at 10.00 am when Stephen Johnson from the Central Library local history department will talk about royal visitors to Sheffield

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