South Yorkshire Group events

Forthcoming events March to June 2019

Our indoor meetings are held at the Friends' Meeting House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW. Doors open at 7pm and the meeting starts at 7.30pm (unless a different time is noted below. Admission costs £4.50, including tea or coffee and biscuit, and all are welcome. Parking is available in the street in front or nearby, and there are two disabled bays immediately in front of the building. Please note you have to pay for parking until 8.30pm.

Thursday 7 March: the history of the Botanical Gardens. A talk by Alison Hunter, historian to the Friends of the Botanical Gardens. Most of us probably know the Gardens were designed by Robert Marnock, leading garden designer of his day, but there is more to the story than that and Alison will tell us about it.

Thursday 25 April: starting at 7.15 pm – please note the earlier than usual start time, as we have the Group AGM before the talk. This will be a joint meeting with the Sheffield Society of Architects about the Flockton Archive. The Flockton family formed one of Sheffield’s leading architectural practices in Victorian times, and the SSA some years ago acquired the practice’s historical archive which has now been digitised.We are pleased to welcome Sarah Foxwell and Leonora Simmonite of the SSA. All are welcome to both AGM and talk, and to take part in discussion , although if a vote is taken only Victorian Society members can vote.

Wednesday 22 May starting at 6.30pm - an Environment Weeks event - a walk round the Castlegate area of Sheffield city centre, led by Valerie Bayliss. Meet at the Sheffield Town Hall steps, Pinstone Street, at 6.30pm. Free of charge.

Wednesday 26 June starting at 6.30pm - an Environment Weeks event - a walk in the west of Sheffield city centre. Meet at the Sheffield City Hall front, Barker's Pool, at 6.30pm. Free of charge.