Something we’d like to Bring To Your Attention

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”.Hfc

The oldest football ground on the planet [1860] 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  [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.

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2019 Sept boot sale





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Crosspool Clarion Autumn 2019

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.

To read PDFs on your computer, you may need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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The Sportsman (Ember Inn) Benty Lane
Bank Holiday Sunday
25th August, 12noon – 6pm

In Support of
Magnolia House

Bouncy Castle-Fire Engine
Pirate & Princess (Wet Sponge)sportsman

Suggested donation of £2.00 per strip

Raffle prizes

Tickets to

  • 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
  • Henderson’s
  • Rossi’s Italian Restaurant
  • The Prince of Wales

and many many more…………………

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Crosspool Tavern Family Fun Day

Crosspool Tavern Family Fun Day

Tomorrow, Saturday 24th August

tavern fair

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Crosspool to Pilot Street Light Dimming

Residents to have their say on street light dimming.

streetlightCrosspool, Endcliffe, and Meersbrook have been selected for the trialled dimming of street lighting levels.

From Monday 19 August to Friday 13 September 2019, residents will see street lighting in these pilot areas of the city being reduced by up to an additional 14%.

Households in the chosen areas will each receive a letter inviting them to attend an information session in their local library. Residents across the city will also be invited to take part in an online consultation on the proposals.

The views of those in the pilot areas will then be assessed alongside the views from respondents across the city.

The proposals will see street lights switch on responsively at 80% instead of the current 84% before midnight and reduce from 54% to 40% at midnight until 5am, whilst still meeting the requirements of the current national Code of Practice.

South Yorkshire Police are aware of the proposal and the council will continue to work with them, and other stakeholders, to assess and evaluate the impact on communities.

Emergency services will still be able to request an increase in lighting levels, in response to certain incidents, when required.

Supporting the first priority of the 2018 Green City Strategy, Sheffield has one of the most advanced street lighting systems in the UK, with the ability to vary lighting levels – even down to individual lighting columns.

As a result of the Streets Ahead investment, Sheffield now has a complete network of state-of-the-art white LED street lights. In the first five years of the programme, more than 66,000 new LED street lights were installed across the city; ensuring safer and more energy-efficient light distribution.

A link to the briefing report and associated maps of the trial areas can be found at:

The city-wide consultation will open in coming weeks and, once live, will be available on the council’s website at:





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August 14th 1919 saw the official birth of Crookes Working Mens Club Ltd. Although the roots of the club go back a little further this is the date that they officially became recognised as a business.
To celebrate their 100th-birthday-party they are going to do what they do best and have a PARTY weekend.August 05, 2019 crookes social (1)
Friday 9th August  7pm
“The Sleaze Sisters” Glam Rock Band
Thor! “Gods of Rock” Yorkshire Rock Band
Saturday 10th August
Crookes Fest…. Open-air live music from 12noon until 7pm.
Family Beach Party…. Ice cream, Punch and Judy show, Animal petting zoo, and much more?
Sunday 11th August
Car boot and table top sale
All-comers crown green bowling competition 12noon – 6pm
IT’S ALL GOING TO BE FOR A GOOD CAUSE. “Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity”

Crookes Club, Mulehouse Road, Crookes, Sheffield S10 1TD  0114 266 0114

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