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Heritage Open Day @ Sum Studios – Sat 13th Sept

September 10, 2014 by


On Saturday 13th September (11am-3pm) there will be an opportunity to see Sum Studios as part of the annual Heritage Open Days events. There will be tours of the buildings, displays by Heeley History Workshop and Heeley Development Trust, opportunities to share memories and a chance show your support for the next phase of fundraising. […]

History Workshop celebrate ‘Social life’ in Heeley – Monday 20th May

May 12, 2013 by


Come and join Heeley History Workshop on Monday May 20th between 2pm and 4pm at the Heeley Green Centre on Gleadless Road. The group will be showcasing their findings from their recent project, ‘Social Life in Heeley and Thereabouts’ and screening a new film about the group. A new booklet containing quotations and images collected […]

Sid’s Sites: Newfield Hall

October 4, 2011 by


A mansion known as Newfield Hall was to the left of Newfield Hall Farm, now the site of Gleadless Medical Centre. It was the home Peter Brownell, born 1761.  He died in 1828 aged 66 and was buried in St James Church, Norton.  His wife Marianne, born 1775, died in 1846 aged 71 and was […]

70th Anniversary of the Sheffield Blitz

December 14, 2010 by


This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Sheffield Blitz.  The nights of the 12th and 15th of December 1940 saw German bombs raining down,not on the steelworks of the East End as was expected, but on the densely populated suburbs.  Around 800 people were killed on those nights, among them 59 Heeley residents. Heeley History […]

1st Service

October 17, 2010 by


Today was the day. Meersbrook Park URC held the first service in their NEW Church, and it was enjoyed by a VERY full church. The Rev.d Shirley Knibbs was the Minister in charge and there were many people from out of the area and also from other Churches.  Everyone got the chance to have a […]

Sid’s Sites: Memories of Heeley by Sid Wetherill

October 12, 2010 by


Eliza Selkirk lived in a semi-detached cottage called Ivy, the other was called Rose, they were built for the farmers labourers employed by Farmer Booker at Lees Hall at the top of Cat Lane. The stone gate posts at the top of Carr Wood are still there. His grave stone and monumental inscription can still […]

Memories of the Sheffield Blitz in Heeley and Thereabouts

October 12, 2010 by


Some people living in new houses in Heeley and Thereabouts do not know if their present homes were built on a bomb site from the Second World War, similarly, others living in pre-war houses don’t know if their houses were damaged during wartime air raids. Whether or not they were damaged, the people living in […]

New Church

September 25, 2010 by


I would just like to welcome you into our NEW CHURCH. The first service wil be on the 17th of October and EVERYONE is welcome to attend. You will be able to have a look round to see what the Church & Centre has to offer. I have put a few new pictures up to […]

Sid’s Sites – Heeley Churchyard

June 1, 2010 by


Heeley Churchyard Between 1848 and 1934, there were 6,330 burials, almost half were children.  The first and second vicars, Henry Denson Jones and William J Odom have monuments in the front section, and the Brownells of Newfield Hall, who had 4 spinster daughters, are in the family vault, which is to the left just before you enter […]

Sid’s Sites – Memories of Heeley by Sid Wetherill

March 1, 2010 by


Cat Lane is an ancient lane, there were 12 terrace cottages that numbered 12 to 24, and in 1898 when it was called Lees Hall Lane, an entry in the baptism register of Heeley Church shows that Eleanor, daughter of John and Rachael Dawson of 12 Lees Hall Lane, was baptised on August 17.  Her […]