Category: Evening Talks

South Yorkshire Mining Villages

Friday 20 March at 7.30pm
“A History of South Yorkshire Mining Villages”
with Mel Jones

Between the late eighteenth century and the 1930s South Yorkshire’s rural landscape and communities were transformed by coal mining and the movement of coal, with the population growing at a phenomenal rate. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, Mel’s copiously illustrated talk explores the history of the physical and social development of these very varied mining communities.

This event has been postponed. We hope to reschedule it at some point in the future

The state of nature in Sheffield

17 July at 7.30pm: “The state of nature in Sheffield”
(and looking for otters on the River Don)
with Nicky Rivers

Dr Nicky Rivers, Living Landscape Development Manager at the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust will be talking about the ‘State of Nature in Sheffield’, plus ‘Otterly Amazing’, which were both part of the two-year project ‘Nature Counts’

Originally planned for April, this event has been re-scheduled as a free zoom meeting and may be accessed using this link.

Everest the Old Way

21 August at 7.30pm: “Everest the Old Way”
with John Driskell

In 1967 John and four friends saved up to buy a second-hand Land Rover in which they drove from Sheffield to Kathmandu. From there they made the 300-mile trek over high mountain ridges to Everest Base Camp. Returning to Nepal as old men in 2011 they revisted some of the places. Learn what motivated them, what they experienced over 50 years ago and reflections after their revisit.

Tickets £5 available from library reception about a month before.

This talk has been re-scheduled as a free zoom meeting. Check back here for the meeting link soon.