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Sheffield Amateur Radio Society

Sheffield Amateur Radio Society
100 Years Celebration

Saturday, 16th July 16th 2022
12noon – 4pm
Sheffield Transport Sports Club
Greenhill Main Road, Lowedges
Sheffield S8 7RH

Back by popular demand

  • Arnhem Exhibition
  • Army Vehicles
  • Film Shows & much more

John Hinton
Tel. 0114 236 7622

Dates for your diary – Easter 2022

Hello Library friends! Happy Easter Holiday!

From Laura Alston

I wanted to put in one place some of the exciting things that are happening at our local libraries over the next couple of weeks.

Need an activity for a rainy day?  Greenhill Library would love to see you make some books come to life.  Make a model, or a Minecraft world or an imaginary play and send us a picture on facebook. 

If you’re travelling and need something to listen to or some e-books to read, remember that you can download them for free from Libby app].  With your library card number and library pin (which is available by phoning any Sheffield library desk) you can access all types of books.  In our house we have downloaded “Paddington sets Sail” for age 1 “I lost my Granny in the Supermarket” by Jo Simmons for age4, “The Bird Singers” for age 37 going on age 7.

Here’s a selection of FREE things happening in our local libraries.  We hope to see you there, or pop in and explore all the books, computers, puzzles and games we have to offer!

Greenhill Library Open for lending – MON/WED/FRI 10-1230 and SAT 10-1230

And after Easter look out for:

  • 21st April – Greenhill Library “Sing and a Story” 1015, book on bookwhen
  • 21st April – Greener Greenhill Energy and Money Saving Workshop
  • 22nd April – Greenhill Library “Preschool touch table time” 10-1130, no booking required
  • 22nd April – Greenhill Library “Craft Club” 3-4, book on bookwhen
  • 25th April – Lowedges Library “Story Time” 10, no booking required
  • 27th April – Lowedges Library “Board Game Club” 3pm, no booking required

And if you’re still stuck for activities here are some local places to look:

Woodhead: the Lost Railway

Friday 22 April at 7.30
Woodhead: The Lost Railway
with Stephen Gay

In this illustrated talk, join Stephen Gay for a ramble over the Pennines from Hadfield to Sheffield and discover Woodhead, the lost railway. The route closed in 1981 and Stephen will talk about the history and possible future of the line.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm. Talk starts 7.30

Tickets (£5) available online via this link

Do judge a book by its cover!

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover?
From Laura Alston

I’ve been thinking about this phrase a lot recently. It’s often said as a reminder not to assume you understand a person because of what they look like. But this week I have been looking at lots of book covers and I have come to the conclusion that books are not people. It is ok to judge an actual book by it’s cover. There are many professions that go into creating it (illustrator, graphic designer, editor, author). It is not a complex, individual, beautifully original human.

I was privileged to go through and enjoy all of the reimagined book covers created by the learners at Greenhill Primary School for World Book Day 2022 and borrow some to display in the children’s section. So my job this week was to literally judge book covers. I wish I had enough space to put all of them up, but instead I chose ones which were the most creative and different to their original, were completed with obvious commitment and care as well as ones which made me excited to read the book.

In particular, I loved the Elmer the elephant covers- they were so joyful and colourful and reminded me how many different Elmer stories there are. I was emotionally moved by many of the drawings but in particular a drawing by a student in EYFS who had clearly worked in a team with a member of staff and concentrated so hard in completing their part to produce a lovely cover. But I was truly moved by many of the drawings which gave a clue to the story. In particular The Ironman covers reminded me of a book I haven’t read for a very long time (I am quite old) and transported me back to some memories of being in primary school myself and living in the world of that book when I read the pages.

But the covers that stayed with me the most are for a book I’ve never read. They were interesting, and a little sad, but I’m so curious to find out who the image was of. Why does the character look like they do? Why do they look a little sad? Where are they going?

Thank you to everyone who reimagined a cover for Skellig. I look forward to reading and judging that book by your covers.

Subsequently, I shall be reserving that book and borrowing it for free from the library. I highly recommend for everyone, young and old to come into the library and be inspired to try something new. Come in and judge a book by it’s cover and see if you were right.

The covers will be on display in the children’s section for 2 weeks and come down the week before the Easter holidays. Everyone is welcome to come in and see the displays, you don’t need a library card. To get a free library card either bring a completed application and your adult in charge to the library desk, or pop into the library to pick up an application form.

More Ancient Suburbs of Sheffield

Friday 21 January at 7.30 pm

Following from last year’s very successful and most interesting talk, David Templeman is back with Part Two: More ancient suburbs of Sheffield.

As we delve further into the long list of Sheffield’s Ancient Suburbs, we look at a cross section across the city, including Ecclesall, Dore, Handsworth, Stannington and Bradfield.

Several fascinating characters in Dore‘s rich history produce some colourful anecdotes. Ecclesall was a combination of villages and hamlets, so we take a look at some of these. Handsworth rivalled central Sheffield, if not surpassing it, in its early days and has a rich tapestry of historical content. Stannington and Bradfield occupied the Loxley and Rivelin valleys, which was the scene in Sheffield of the main deer hunting in the medieval and Tudor times

These and many other fascinating facts are to be found in this talk, as we step back in time to find out the origins of more of Sheffield’s ancient suburbs. Not to be missed.”

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm; talk starts 7.30

Audience size will be restricted. Tickets (£5) can be booked online using this link. Note that if Covid restrictions do not allow us to hold this talk in the library we will do it on-line using zoom.

The Northumbrian Garden Parrot

Friday 25 Feb at 7.30

“The Northumbrian Garden Parrot”
A talk by Peter Brown

Behind this somewhat improbable title lies a rich and varied collection of stories that reflects Pete’s lifelong interest in, and undiminished enthusiasm for birdwatching. In his talk he describes the pleasure that creating a back garden bird sanctuary brings, savours the thrill of discovering an unlikely rarity, reflects on protecting rare raptors, delights in ‘working the patch’ wherever that may be, enjoys passing on his boundless enthusiasm for wildlife to children in Sheffield schools, and much more.

Door open / refreshments 7.00.  Talk start 7.30

Tickets (£5) now on sale from library reception or online at

Little Women

Evening Cinema
Friday 3 December at 7.30

Little Women

2019 adaptation of the classic by Louisa May Alcott. Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on their own terms.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00 pm. Film starts 7.30

This is a free screening. There will be an opportunity to make a donation on the evening. Audience numbers will be limited. To guarantee a place please book on-line using this link.

This is a reschedule of the film originally scheduled in April 2020 prior to the pandemic.

Arthur Christmas

Saturday 4 December at 2.30
Arthur Christmas

Our Christmas children’s film this year tells the story of Santa’s clumsy son Arthur who sets out on a mission with Grandsanta to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than two hours. Doors open 2.00pm, film starts 2.30. Sweets, ice creams and drinks available. Free showing, but advance booking is advised to guarantee a place using this link. Please only book the number of spaces you actually intend to use.

Our children’s cinema events provide an easy-going atmosphere ideal for younger children.

Raya and the Last Dragon

Saturday 8 January at 2.30
Raya and the Last Dragon

Disney’s recent animation is our first movie of 2022. In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilisation, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. The movie features the voices of Kelly Marie Tran, Gemma Chan and Awkwafina as the last dragon, Sisu. Empire calls it a “vibrant action-fantasy epic”.

Doors open / refreshments 2.00pm. Film starts 2.30

Watch the trailer here


Friday 7 Jan at 7.30

The all star musical from Lionel Bart. Based on the Charles Dickens classic, this movie went on to win Best Picture at the 41st Academy Awards. The film also features such classic songs as Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself and You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two.

Doors open / refreshments 700pm. Film starts 7.30.

Watch the trailer here.