Rivelin Valley Heritage Open Day
This Sunday 22nd September: 10:30–15:00
Rivelin Valley Park beside Rivelin Park Café and Rivelin Park Water Play
Rivelin Valley Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 5GL
Explore the wildlife and meet volunteers: with the Rivelin Valley Conservation Group and Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.
Go on a bug-hunt and do a bark/leaf rubbing.
Find out how you can get involved in helping to conserve the valley.
Heritage tours: to the world-famous Mousehole Forge.
Art in the park: see artwork by the 1920s Rivelin Valley Artists’ colony and find out about the 19th-century artist William Lowe.
Poetry ‘open mic’ with Fay Musselwhite: poems on the themes of heritage and nature during a walk by the river.
Penknife-making demonstration by Mike Dyson
More details and booking for heritage and poetry walks: http://rivelinvalley.org.uk/hod
Watch out if you’re getting the 51 bus back from town!
The 51 has moved from the HS4 stop, opposite the Cathedral (shared with the 52), to the HS5 stop on Church Street.
HS5 Bus Stop Church Street
This is written from the home of football, namely Sheffield. You will be aware of our claim and may well be aware of some of the initial contributions made by forward-thinking folk in Sheffield to the “Sheffield and soccer”.
The oldest football ground on the planet  is that of Hallam FC, behind Sheffield FC which is the second oldest football club. The then landlord of the adjacent pub, “The Plough” at Sandygate, had formed a cricket club in 1850 and due to the establishment of Sheffield FC the members opened the ground up to football in 1860 https://www.hallamfc.co.uk/history.php [A page worth visiting]
As with many locals,” The Plough” is currently closed and under threat of a developer turning the area into domestic housing.
The Plough has a unique pedigree football-wise and for over 150 years has been home to the pre and post-match camaraderie of thousands of those with a love of the game; it is an integral part of football’s history. It is believed that many of the original templates for the game were developed in The Plough
This could well be an FA rescue mission. The possibility of a pub, hotel, museum and only a few miles from Sheffield’s City Centre, an FA investment would pay dividends locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Over the years this city has provided chairmen of the FA… notably Sir Charles Clegg 1890 [aka the Napoleon of Football]. He played in the first international 1872 and refereed FA cup finals! The Clegg Cup and Shield are the oldest schools’ football trophies in the world. Charles and his brother William were amazing influences on the game. Other Sheffield Chairmen of distinction were, Sir Andrew Stephen 1967 and Geoff Thompson, OBE 2010.
WE ARE THE GLOBAL HOME OF FOOTBALL …. and we believe deserve increased recognition from the Football Association; we trust that you do too.
The autumn issue of the Crosspool Clarion is available to download and read below.
Current issue: Volume 16 Issue 3 Autumn 2019
Back issues of past editions of the Clarion are also available to download.
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The Sportsman (Ember Inn) Benty Lane
Bank Holiday Sunday
25th August, 12noon – 6pm
In Support of
THE SICK CHILDREN’S TRUST
Bouncy Castle-Fire Engine
Pirate & Princess (Wet Sponge)
RAFFLE DRAWN at 6PM
Suggested donation of £2.00 per strip
- Cannon Hall Farm
- Sheffield Steelers
- Sheffield F.C. Men’s 1St Team Match
- Sheffield F.C. Ladies 1st Team Match
- Sheffield United F.C.
- Sheffield greyhound stadium
Plus Vouchers for
- Fever-Tree mixer set
- Rossi’s Italian Restaurant
- The Prince of Wales
and many many more…………………