Ecclesfield Civil Parish Past & Present Archiving Project Project Events at Grenoside – Summer 2016

Ecclesfield Civil Parish Past & Present Archiving Project
Project Events at Grenoside – Summer 2016

The Ecclesfield Civil Parish Past & Present Archiving Project has been gathering information about the history of civil parish area over the last eighteen months or so. During that time the project co-ordinator has been working with members of the Grenoside & District Local History Group and other volunteers to develop a website and promote the project. The project co-ordinator will be organising and attending events in Grenoside over the next few months; these are listed below.

Thursday 2nd June, 7.30pm at the Grenoside Reading Room. The Archiving Project – an illustrated talk. Christine Handley, the project co-ordinator, will give a talk about the Ecclesfield Parish Council’s Archiving Project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This will be illustrated with some of the material that has been donated for the digital archive. See poster for this event.

There will be an exhibition about the project at the Grenoside Reading Room from the end of May until mid-July.

Saturday 18th June, Grenoside Gala. There will be a display about the Archiving project in the Community Hall (room 5) and an opportunity to bring in old photographs and talk to the project co-ordinator.

Saturday 9th July, – The Festival of Britain Celebration in the Local Community
In 1951, the summer long Festival of Britain celebrating the start of a new modern era had an impact on the local Ecclesfield Parish area as well as being a focal point for the whole of the UK. Planning started in 1949 with local councils and communities being given the opportunity to organise their own celebrations and festivals over the summer of 1951. As part of the Archiving Project, we are collecting material to create a display and are holding an event to celebrate the 65th anniversary. The event will include a walk from Grenoside to the Birley Stone and the Toposcope which was originally placed there in 1951. More information about the event will be available nearer the time.

For more details of events, if you have material for the archive and to get more involved, please contact, Christine, at the Council Offices, Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield S35 3HS; telephone: 0114 2845095; email: or see the project blog at for more information.

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