Elderly pedestrian injured following collision at Crosspool shops

Crosspool precinct, October 2014

Crosspool precinct this morning

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries following a collision at Crosspool shops.

At around 11am today (Saturday 25 October) a black Toyota Celica was in collision with a 93-year-old woman outside the shops in the precinct on Sandygate Road.

The car was reversing when it collided with the woman.

She was taken to hospital suffering what were first thought to be minor injuries but her condition deteriorated is now described as life threatening.

Officers investigating are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or events leading up the collision.

Contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 406 of 25 October 2014.

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Have you lost a mobile phone on Dransfield Road?

A phone was found on Dransfield Road this morning around 9am, near the bottom of the street on the grass verge. The battery appears to be dead.

If you think it might be yours then please email g.m.drinkwater@btinternet.com with a description of the phone.


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Crosspool walk launched by Activity Sheffield

St. Columba's church, Crosspool

St. Columba’s church, Crosspool

Activity Sheffield is launching a weekly walk starting from Crosspool.

From 27 October 2014 to 1 September 2015 a guided Healthy Steps walk will take place on Tuesdays, giving people the opportunity to explore the green space around our community.

The circular free walk takes place 10am-12pm, with walkers meeting at St Columba’s church at 503, Manchester Rd, Crosspool, Sheffield s10 5PL.

You can just turn up on the day, but it helps if you book ahead.  For more details email activity.sheffield@sheffield.gov.uk or call 0114 2734266.

Walking in Sheffield – Crookes

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Aligarh Indian restaurant opens on Friday

Aligarh Indian restaurant in Crosspool

Aligarh Indian restaurant in Crosspool (picture by Aligarh)

Crosspool’s new Indian restaurant will open on Friday.

The new restaurant, Aligarh, has taken over the old Artisan building on Sandygate Road.

Preview nights have been taking place this week and the owners are now taking bookings for Friday night onwards. You can call 0114 266 6096 to reserve your table.

Their aim is to provide quality food and great service at an affordable price.

Look out for more information and interview with on the website soon.

Aligarh restaurant (Facebook)

Artisan restaurant (Twitter)

Aligarh website (online next week)



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Festival helps provide new CDYST basket swing

CDYST basket swing

The new CDYST basket swing was paid for with the help of Crosspool Festival

Money raised from last summer’s Crosspool Festival has helped provide new community facilities at Crosspool & District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST).

A new basket swing with safety flooring can be found in the Coldwell Lane playground and is available for all under 10s to use.

Money from festival events, along with a Sheffield City Council grant, paid for the new equipment.


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St Columba’s playgroup table-top sale on Saturday 15 November

St. Columba's church, Crosspool

St. Columba’s church, Crosspool

St Columba’s Playgroup are holding a table top sale on Saturday 15 November from 12noon to 2pm.

There’ll be Christmas gifts, toys for all ages, linen, bric-a-brac, books, DVDs, jigsaws, baby clothes and baby items.

Everybody is welcome.

St Columba’s church

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Hallam FC Youdan Cup featured on Antiques Roadshow

The world's oldest football trophy

The world’s oldest football trophy

Hallam FC was mentioned as part of a feature on Sunday night’s Antiques Roadshow on BBC1.

The Crosspool football club was featured as the TV programme looked at a mid-Victorian jug that turns out to probably be the oldest football trophy in the world. It is also known as the Youdan Cup.

Club historian Phil Farnsworth explained more about the 1866 trophy – and found out that its £50,000 insurance is not enough to cover the cup’s real value.

Watch Antiques Roadshow (feature starts 39 minutes in)

Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow – click to watch the Hallam FC feature

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