Spring 2018 Crosspool Clarion out now

Crosspool Clarion Spring 2018 Volume 15

Crosspool Clarion Spring 2018 Volume 15, Issue 1

The new issue of the Crosspool Clarion is available to download and read below.

Current issue: Spring 2018, Volume 15, Issue 1 (PDF, 4.4MB)

Some back issues of past editions of the Clarion are also available to download.

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Put your questions to Amey on Friday 23 February in Crosspool

Stephen Hill Methodist Church, Crosspool

Stephen Hill Methodist Church, Crosspool

On Friday 23 February Amey and the Streets Ahead project will be at Stephen Hill Church on Manchester Road to take questions you may want to ask about their work in our area.

The event runs 10.30am to 11.30am. Coffee will be served.

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Free blood pressure checks on Thursday in Crosspool

St. Columba's church, Crosspool

St. Columba’s church, Crosspool

Crosspool residents can get a free blood pressure check at St Columba’s church on Thursday.

Gree Cross Chemist is hosting the session, which according to Facebook, starts at 9:30am.

Experts will also be on hand to answer questions about the heart.

Crosspool blood pressure checks by Green Cross Chemists – Facebook event

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Sandygate granted protected status

The Countrymen return to Sanygate on 20 September

Sandygate granted protected status

The home of Hallam FC and Hallam Cricket Club has been granted protected status.

Sandygate stadium in Crosspool is now an asset of community value, meaning that if the owners ever want to sell the ground, they would have to inform the local authority and give a community group six months to raise the money to purchase it.

In 2015 The Plough pub opposite Sandygate was designated an asset of community value.

The Star: World’s oldest football ground in Sheffield secures protected status

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Planning application submitted for former Crosspool restaurant

Planning application submitted for former Crosspool restaurant premisis

Greencross Chemists Ltd has submitted a planning application to make alterations to the empty Aligarh resturant premisis in Crosspool shopping precinct.

Diagrams as part of application 17/05164/FUL appear to show a pharmacy-style green cross sign on the outside of the Sandygate Road building. A roof would be erected over the rear yard in order to use the ground floor as a cafe, with a yoga/pilates/wellbeing studio planned for the first floor. The plans also indicate the extension of the frontage to form a ‘street corner feature’.

View planning application 17/05164/FUL

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Bullet points from Crosspool Forum Open Meeting, Thursday 26 January 2018

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Crosspool Forum Open Meeting

Download a summary of bullet points from last Thursday’s meeting:

Bullet points from Crosspool Forum Open Meeting, Thursday 26 January 2018 (PDF, 133KB)

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History of The Long Causeway uncovered by local historian

The Long Causeway by Howard Smith

The Long Causeway by Howard Smith

Local author and historian Howard Smith has written a book about the ancient road from Sheffield to Stanage Pole called The Long Causeway, which passes through Crosspool.

We asked Howard to answer a few questions about his book.

What is the Long Causeway?

The Long Causeway is the old name for the ancient road between Sheffield and Stanage Pole.

Do we know how old the route it is?

The general line of the road was laid down by Roman military surveyors in the late 1st century AD

What does your book explore?

My book covers the history of this route from Roman times to the present, describing the area through which it passes, how the road was used throughout the years, and the impact the road itself had. The book contains helpful maps and is lavishly illustrated in full colour by Ann Beedham, a brilliant graphic designer.

How did you go about researching your book?

I researched the book by fieldwork, using my own library, Google and the Local Studies Library.

We there any particularly interesting stories or facts from the past about the city end of the Long Causeway that would be of interested to Crosspool residents?

Crosspool residents will find the book of interest because the road from town comes up Lydgate Lane and on to Sandygate Road, then Redmires Road.

The Long Causeway by Howard Smith

The Long Causeway by Howard Smith

Have you written other local history books?

I have written many local history books, all connected to roads such as Turnpike Trails. My last book was The Story of the Snake Road, which sold very well in Crosspool and Broomhill Over the years I have given hundreds of illustrated talks to a wide variety of groups.

Howard Smith, author of The Long Causeway

Howard Smith, author of The Long Causeway

Do you live locally and have you spent much of your life in this area?

I have had connections with Crosspool over very many years, my late mother lived at Lodge Moor for 30 years, and I have lived in a flat on Redmires Road for the last three years.

I am a retired college principal lecturer, and have a masters degree in local history.

How can we get hold of your book?

My book is on sale for £10 at GT News in Crosspool, Lodge Moor News and Broomhill Post Office.

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