Greenhill Village History Society was formed in December 2015, as a result of the interest in the DVD ‘Growing up in Greenhill’ – a record of village life as it was in the mid 20th Century.
Our aim is to meet together informally, to work together to research, share, collate and catalogue information relating not only to the village of Greenhill itself, but also the wider area which has now become known as ‘Greenhill’. We aim to build up a resource for the community.
Come along, get involved and meet new friends with like interests. The first ‘taster’ session is free of charge. Regular meetings of the Society are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month – 2.00 pm @ Greenhill Community Library. An agenda is set for the year at our AGM which is held in December. We also hold three ‘Open Meetings’ per year when we invite a guest speaker. These meetings are held in the evening and are open to non-members.
To date, we have enjoyed presentations from Derek Wright ‘Then & Now’ – photos of Sheffield and Woodseats. Peter Haddock – his memories of Greenhill Hall Farm, John Mitchell (of Mitchells Wines) ‘From Beer to Beef and back again’- the development of the family business at Meadowhead, Caroline Dewar – ‘A History of Graves Park’ and Dan Thaw – ‘The Regeneration of Oakes Park’. Nor must we forget the highly acclaimed ‘Aerodrome on our Doorstep’ – the story of Coal Aston airfield and it’s importance during WW1, a presentation produced by members of the Society.
We have also made ‘off site’ visits to The Barn @ Dronfield, Oakes Park, Sheffield Archives and joined with the Friends of Graves Park on a ‘Whit Walk’ around areas of historical interest in the park
Membership of the Society is £10.00 per annum, plus £2.00 per meeting. A membership card is issued on payment of the Annual Subscription which gives details of our plans for the year and contact details for officers. The Society is a member of the British Association for Local History and is insured by them.
The Management of the Society consists of: Chair, Secretary, Treasurer + two other members, although we are a democratic group and encourage members to take ownership of the Society.
The Society works primarily in partnership with Greenhill Community Library and in December 2016 was awarded grant funding to purchase books to extend the Local Interest Section in the Library, plus extra shelving to accommodate. This was augmented by Library books and books donated by members of the community.
We were also able to purchase a secure metal cupboard in which to store our Archive collection. A working party of members is in the process of cataloguing the contents to enable the general public to access this information.
We also have made links with other local organisations – Norton History Society, Friends of Graves Park, The Oakes, St Peters and Greenhill Methodist Church and are hoping to strengthen these links in the coming year.
If you are interested in joining Greenhill Village History Society, please contact:
Lesley Fox (Chair) Tel: 0114 2377928 / email: email@example.com