7.30pm Friday 26 Feb: A free evening zoom talk "Ancient Suburbs of Sheffield"
- Did you know that Salmon were to be found in the 17c. river Don in one ancient suburb?
- … or that one of the country’s largest cricket grounds in the 19th c. was to be found in another ancient suburb of Sheffield (later to be centre of heavy industry.)
- … or that Fulwood in 1666 (Year of the great plague) contained spa waters where people were sent “to take the waters.”
- … or that another suburb to the south contained the first reservoirs in Sheffield to provide drinking water instead of the ancient wells.
It would be too unwieldy to look at all of Sheffield’s ancient suburbs but in this talk we concentrate on some of the oldest dating back as far as the Domesday book (1086). A fascinating insight into some household names such as Attercliffe, Darnall, Heeley, Fulwood, Crookes and more.
Join David as we step back in time to find out the origins of some of Sheffield’s ancient suburbs. Not to be missed.
You can join the meeting using this link. Meeting room opens at 7.15. Talk starts at 7.30