Car boot pitches available for 10 May 2014 sale

Crosspool Tavern charity car boot sale

Car boot sale at Crosspool Tavern

A car boot sale will take place in the Crosspool Tavern car park on Saturday 10 May from 8am to 11.30am.

You can book a pitch for £6 by calling 07713 687 955, 0114 229 5670 or emailing

Money made by from selling pitches will raise funds for Crosspool Forum. All profits you make from your own sales are yours to keep.


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1850s Crosspool revealed on historic maps

Map of Crosspool, circa 1850

Map of Crosspool, circa 1850 – click/tap to enlarge (PNG, 3.3MB)
Reproduced by permission of the National Library of Scotland

Crosspool as it was 160 years ago has been revealed on a set historic maps.

The Sheffield maps were drawn at various dates since 1850 and are available for viewing on the National Library of Scotland website.

The 1850 Crosspool map (PNG, 3.3MB) shows just a handful of dwellings around the Lydgate junction and Stephen Hill. You can also see landmark buildings that have since been knocked down including Lydgate Hall and The Kings Head pub.

View the full map on the National Library of Scotland website

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The Duck House farm shop grand opening this weekend in Rivelin Valley

The Duck House farm shop logoA family-run farm shop relaunches in Rivelin valley this weekend, offering meat from their own farm and a range of Sheffield-sourced produce.

The Duck House is based at Coppice House Farm and was previously Coppice House Farm Shop. New owners Tom and Jess Ducker are no strangers to the business, with Tom’s father and grandfather both once responsible for running the old shop. Jess previously owned Gerty’s Pork and was previously named a  Sheffield food hero.

Tom and Jess explained: “We’re focused on quality local produce, that’s why all the meat we sell is straight from our own farm and butchered on site to give you the freshest and finest produce.

Duck House farm shop will source local produce

Duck House farm shop will source local produce

“We’re keen to support other local businesses therefore all the other great products you’ll see at The Duck House are sourced from Sheffield – or the nearest we can get.”

“With our on site butcher Frank, if you want a specific cut of meat to try that new recipe we can do it for you right then and there.”

The Duck House farm shop opened with a soft launch last weekend and and will have its official opening over the coming weekend (12-13 April 2014).

Opening times are Thursday-Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-3pm.

The Duck House Farm Shop
Coppice House Farm
Rivelin Valley Road
S6 5SG
07502 228587
@The_Duck_House on Twitter

The meat counter at Duck House farm shop

The meat counter at Duck House farm shop

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Sandygate to host the Sheffield Fans’ Derby on Thursday



On Thursday night Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United fans will compete in a match at Sandygate for the Sheffield Fans Derby Trophy.

The competition, which raises money for local charities, has been running since 2008. This year’s chosen charity is Sheffield Hospitals Charity Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Kick off is at 7:30pm.

Sheffield Fans’ Derby

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Hallmark of Harmony choral entertainment on Friday 4 April

Tapton School PTA hosts Sheffield Barbershop Harmony Club on Friday in an evening of choral entertainment.

Hallmark of Harmony and Tapton Jazz Band will both perform. The event starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £8/£5 concessions.

Hallmark of Harmony at Tapton School


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Your chance to rent a Hagg Lane allotment

Hagg Lane allotments

Are you interested in renting a Hagg Lane allotment?

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society has informed us that at least four vacant plots are about to come up for rent – and the current waiting list for an allotment on this patch has just three people on it.

Plots cost between £80 and £160 a year (£3.08 per week) with discounts available for concessions.

If you’re interested in renting an allotment contact the Allotment Office at Sheffield city council.

Apply for an allotment – Sheffield city council

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society

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Sound of Music sing-a-long in aid of S6 food bank this Saturday

To raise awareness and donations for the Sheffield S6 Trussell Trust Foodbank, Crookes Community Singers are hosting a screening of the classic film Sound of Music – complete with sing-a-long subtitles so the audience can all join in.

There’s no admission fee – but everyone is asked to bring a suitable donation to the food bank. The event takes place on Saturday 5 April 2014 at St Thomas’ Church in Crookes. Doors open 1.45pm for 2pm start.

There’ll also be an optional fancy dress competition with prizes awarded for best adult and child (no political dress admitted.)

Email or phone 0114 267 1090 for more information.

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