Residents enjoy Crosspool history walk

Crosspool history walk
Crosspool history walk

Over thirty people walked the streets in drizzly conditions on Wednesday evening this week for the Crosspool Chronicles history walk led by Jan Milward and Lindsey Beagles.

The event was arranged so that people working during the day had opportunity to attend an evening repeat of the original history walk which took place during Crosspool Festival week.

Crosspool history walk on Wednesday 2 September 2015

Crosspool History Walk
The Crosspool History Walk at this summer’s Crosspool Festival

A guided history walk of Crosspool will depart at 6.45pm from St Columba’s church on Wednesday 2 September.

The walk is led by Jan Millward and will take in historical places of interest in the Crosspool area with interesting stories about the people who lived and worked in the area. It’ll take about an hour and a half, finishing near The Plough pub on Sandygate Road.

Crosspool Chronicles

If you’re interested in Crosspool History then there are still a few copies of the Crosspool Chronicles walking guide available from local outlets while stocks last.

The walks cover Crosspool, Sandygate, Lydgate, Bell Hagg and Tapton Hill right back to 1695, looking at who lived here and where and what they did. There are lots of old photos and stories to enjoy.

Gallery: scarecrows of Crosspool award winners accounced

Over 20 households in the neighbourhood displayed a scarecrow in their front garden as part of a scarecrow competition at this year’s Crosspool Festival.

Thank you and congratulations to everyone who made one, they were all fantastic! We raised a fantastic £66 for the two Lydgate schools and we know how much fun the families who entered had making them and the spotters too.

If you did not make a scarecrow this year, don’t worry we will be running the competition next year. We hope you will join in then.

The winners

The judge has announced the winning scarecrows.

First prize: family pass to Magna, Wish you were here by the Thompson family of Coldwell Lane:

Wish you were here by the Thompson family of Coldwell Lane
Wish you were here by the Thompson family of Coldwell Lane

Second prize: box of treats from Lounge@Crosspool: Foxy Fower by the Fowler family of Den Bank Drive:

Foxy Fower by the Fowler family of Den Bank Drive
Foxy Fowler by the Fowler family of Den Bank Drive

Third prize: family craft set: Bug hunting Bob by the Mather family of Sandygate Road:

Bug hunting Bob by the Mather family of Sandygate Road
Bug hunting Bob by the Mather family of Sandygate Road

And a judge’s special award goes to The Cows of Crosspool on Den Bank Crescent:

The Cows of Crosspool on Den Bank Crescent
The Cows of Crosspool on Den Bank Crescent

Gallery of 2015 Crosspool scarecrows

List of all scarecrows

The full list of roads which featured scarecrows is below.

Street

Scarecrow names/themes

Cairns Road Minions
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside
Coldwell Lane What we are
Den Bank Crescent The cows of Crosspool, featuring Moody Cow!
The return of the Crosspool cows, featuring skinny cow!
Den Bank Drive Foxy Fowler, our favourite things
Den Bank Road Happy camper
Dransfield Road Harry Potter
Sandy
The great outdoors
Forres Avenue Space
Hagg Lane
Manchester Road Cowboy
My family and other animals
Joy and happiness
Ringstead Crescent Olaf
Ryegate Road Animals
Sandygate Road Bug hunting Bob
 Sandygate Park Road Cuddles
Stephen Hill Jerry
Stephen Drive Bella the ballerina
Stephen Hill Road Shrek
Watt Lane Cricket

Winner of photography competition for under 18s announced

Over 1,300 votes were cast in this year’s Crosspool Festival photography competition.

Under-18s were invited to submit a photo on the theme Things that give me joy. Judges shortlisted four finalists – the winning photo leads the list of entries below.

The four shortlisted competitors came forward for the presentation and each one received their framed photo.

Winning photo:

The sun breaking through the clouds

by Kirsty Harrower (13)

Photo 1 - vote for this at the bottom of the page
The sun breaking through the clouds by Kirsty Harrower

The other entries were:

The meerkats at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

by Oliver Shipman (11)

Photo 4 - meerkats. Vote for this at the bottom of the page
The meerkats at Yorkshire Wildlife Park by Oliver Shipman

Playing at Rivelin Park with my 3 year old sister

by Lucy May (5)

Photo 3 - playground slide. Vote for this at the bottom of the page
Photo 3 – playground slide. Vote for this at the bottom of the page

Gnome sweet gnome

by Isaac Smith (10)

This depicts some of Isaac’s much-loved gnome collection hiding in his rather wild Crosspool back garden.

Photo 2 - garden with gnomes. Vote for this at the bottom of the page
Gnome sweet gnome by Isaac Smith (10)

For further information about the competition please email Lindsey Beagles: crosspoolfestivalphotos@gmail.com

Summer Fayre success

Summer Fayre 2015
Summer Fayre 2015

Following the torrential thunderstorm in the early hours, it was a murky start to 4 July.

As the low cloud and fine drizzle slowly cleared  throughout the morning, the CDYST sports field & hall on Coldwell Lane were gradually transformed, by an army of volunteers, into the setting for the Crosspool Forum Summer Fayre.

The  event was officially opened  by a lifelong Crosspool lady Faye Buxton, who earlier this year had moved from Sheffield to be nearer her family.

As  visitors arrived to enjoy the attractions, stalls and entertainment by local Irish dancers, the Yorkshire Chandelier Clog dancers,  Richard Francis Duo and the children’s favourite comedian/magician Barney Baloney, the sun broke through and shone for the whole afternoon.

A truly enjoyable day was had by everyone.

The organisers of the Fayre would like to thank everyone for attending the event and especially the team of dedicated volunteers who helped make the whole event possible.

See you all again next year.

Summer Fayre 2015
Summer Fayre 2015
Summer Fayre 2015
Summer Fayre 2015
Summer Fayre 2015
Summer Fayre 2015

Tonight is Abba night!

Unwind at the end of festival week and get into the seventies groove this evening at St. Columba’s from 8—11pm.

It’s an evening of good-time music, karaoke, dancing and all round fun with the highly-regarded Shep’s Disco. Big hair and platform shoes are optional but not essential!

Tickets are £3.50 in advance from Crosspool Pet Supplies or on the door subject to availability. BYO – glasses available.

Gardeners’ Question Time at Valleyside

Lydgate Green planting and tidy-up day, Saturday 27 April 2013
Get advice for your garden at Gardeners’ Question Time

Richard Jackson will answer your gardening questions as well as doing a brief talk on protecting and supporting your plants throughout the seasons at this special Gardeners’ Question Time event on Wednesday 1 July.

Join in from 2pm at Valleyside Garden Centre Cafe, Manchester Road.

Gardeners’ Question Time is part of the 2015 Crosspool Festival.

Guided walk on Tuesday 30 June – plus Crosspool Chronicles walking guide available now

Crosspool Chronicles walking guide available now
Crosspool Chronicles walking guide available now

A guided history walk of Crosspool departs from St Columba’s on Tuesday 30 June at 10am.

If you’re interested in doing the guided walk but can’t make Tuesday morning, we would be prepared to arrange an additional evening walk sometime in the next few weeks. Please email lindseybeagles@gmail.com if you’re interested.

Meanwhile, Crosspool Chronicles, the guide to walking round Crosspool and reading about the people and places in times gone by, is for now on sale at the price of £2.50.

You can pick up a copy from Crosspool Pet Supplies, Bamforths, Charisma and Cocker and Carr estate agents in Crosspool as well as at the Crosspool Summer Fair (if there are any left!)

Sheffield Folk Chorale and Ciara Noon to perform at Crosspool folk concert

Sheffield Folk Chorale and local young harpist Ciara Noon are the performers at this year’s Crosspool Festival Gala Concert.

It takes place on Thursday 2 July at Stephen Hill Church, Manchester Road, 7.30pm start.

Tickets, £7, include interval coffee/tea and biscuits are available from Roger Kite (0114 230 6194), Bob Hodges (0114 230 3207) or Crosspool Pet Supplies.