Christmas carol concert at Tapton Hill Congregational Church

Christmas carol concert at Tapton Hill Congregational Church
Christmas carol concert at Tapton Hill Congregational Church

Carols on Dransfield Road

Residents of Dransfield Road celebrated the night before Christmas with carols on the street accompanied by brass musical instruments.

It’s the third year running that people living on the road have got together on Christmas eve to sing carols, drink mulled wine and eat mince pies. Despite a couple of rain showers, over 60 people joined in.

Happy Christmas to all in Crosspool and here’s to a good 2015 for our community.

Carols on Dransfield Road
Carols on Dransfield Road

Christmas Open Evening at Valleyside Garden Centre

Valleyside Christmas open evening
Valleyside Christmas open evening

Valleyside Garden Centre in Crosspool will open its doors for a Christmas Open Evening later this month.

There’ll be special offers on Christmas decorations and gifts, including a vast selection of traditional and contemporary  decorations, indoor and outdoor lights, real trees, artificial trees, wreaths, garlands, baubles, LED figures, candles and much more.

Plus, there’s a free glass of mulled wine and mince pie in the cafe.

The evening runs 6.30-9.00pm on Thursday 27 November.

Valleyside Garden Centre

Angels return to Crosspool this Christmas

St. Columba's church, Crosspool
St. Columba's church, Crosspool

This Christmas, St Columba’s church in Crosspool is celebrating its second Angel Festival, using large willow angel figures created for the church by local artist Lesley Warren.

The word angel means “messenger” and community groups have been invited to create an angel that expresses the message of their group this Christmas. The host of angels will be exhibited at St. Columba’s over the weekend before Christmas. The exhibition is open from 10am-2pm on Saturday 17 December, with hand bell ringers at 11am.

On Sunday 18 December, the exhibition is open 3-4 pm with an Angel Carol Service at 4pm. Refreshments will be served and donations received in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, who have been a huge support to a local family.

Free parking for Sheffield shoppers this Christmas

Crosspool residents will be able to park in town for free in the run up to Christmas.

From 27 November until 25 December shoppers will be able to park for free in allocated Sheffield City Council car parks and on street parking bays in town from 9am on Saturdays and Sundays and from 3pm on Wednesdays.

The scheme will also include free parking from 9am on Christmas eve.

More information on the council website

Sheffield town hall
Sheffield town hall: there's free parking for Sheffield shoppers this Christmas

Hallam FC v Sheffield FC 150th anniversary boxing day match

23 December update: the match has been postponed

The oldest football ground in the world in Crosspool is to host a Boxing day rematch between the world’s two oldest football clubs.

On Boxing day 1860, Hallam FC played Sheffield FC in the world’s first inter-club football match. The 2010 rematch at Sandygate marks the 150th anniversary of this historical game.

The day will include refreshments plus pre-match and half-time entertainment. And of course the Plough pub is just over the road from the ground.

Tickets are on sale now and are limited to Sandygate’s capacity of about 1,000. Standing is £10/£7 concessions, seating is £15/£12 concessions.

Buy tickets online from

As part of the 150th anniversary celebrations, an England C team will also play a Hallam XI at Sandygate on Tuesday 19 October.

Sandygate, the oldest football ground in the world
Sandygate, the oldest football ground in the world