A revised and updated edition of a book featuring a trail guide for the Rivelin valley has been released in time for Christmas.
Walking the Rivelin also includes maps, historical information about each watermill site and where to look for the wildlife. It’s illustrated in colour with old photographs and maps.
The book costs £6.95 and proceeds will go towards Rivelin Valley Conservation Group and their work preserving the valley for everyone to enjoy.
It’s available from:
- GT News in Crosspool (21 Sandygate Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 5NG)
- Rivelin Valley Park Cafe (Rivelin Park Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S6 5GE)
- Beeches of Walkley (290 South Road, Walkley, Sheffield, S6 3TE)
- The Famous Sheffield Shop (475 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S11 8PP)
- Kelham Island Industrial Museum and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Shops (Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8RY and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, S7 2QW)
Local residents gathered this evening in the midsummer wind and sun to celebrate the unveiling of Crosspool’s new well dressing.
Festival chair and St. Columba’s priest-in-charge Frances Eccleston led the short dedication outside Crosspool Tavern.
This year’s well dressing celebrates the centenary of the bus service through Crosspool. 1913 saw the introduction of the first omnibus to carry passengers in Sheffield. It linked the tram terminus at Broomhill to Lodge Moor and the countryside.
The old fashioned term ‘omnibus’ is derived from Latin and literally means for all, to everywhere. This was presumably because for the first time a public service vehicle could travel on any road and was not restricted by tram lines.
Crosspool well dressing has been created by local volunteers and the materials provided by fund raising events and donations.
The dedication of the well dressing will be followed by a week of events in Crosspool celebrating the life of our community.
Thanks go to Valleyside Garden Centre and Ronaldo’s Hairdressing for their support in creating the well and Rivelin Valley Conservation Group Task Team for erecting the board.
Rivelin Valley Conservation Group is the focus of this documentary from Russell Cavanagh. Watch it to find out more about the group, the history of Rivelin Valley and the work they do.
Voyage into Britain is the topic for the next Rivelin Valley Conservation Group open meeting on Tuesday 13 March, where Mick Spick will be talking about canals.
Members of the public are invited. It starts at 7:30pm at Stephen Hill Church. There is a small charge for entrance fee and refreshments.
In July we reported the sad news that Coppice House Farm Shop was to close.
There is been some good news this week in that the shop is now in the hands of a new owner and will open under a new name, The Farm Shop at Coppice House.
Butcher Mike Kilner is in charge of the business. He has had previous experience of running farm shops and you may also know him as he was once landlord at the Sportsman in Lodge Moor.
Plans to convert a derelict Crosspool pub into a seven bedroom house will be considered by the council planning board on Tuesday.
The Bell Hagg Inn on Manchester Road has stood empty for years but the new proposals would see the two buildings turned into a single dwelling and extended. A two-story structure would also be demolished. Planning officers are recommending that the new scheme is approved.
Loxley Valley Protection Society is critical of the plans, but Rivelin Conservation Group has welcomed the proposal.
The former pub is located opposite the entrance to Valleyside Garden Centre, and its position offers commanding views over the Rivelin valley.
A charity Craft Fayre with 36 stalls is taking place at Stephen Hill Methodist Church today.
It is the twentieth fayre that the local Samaritans group has organised and proceeds this year go to St Luke’s Hospice, H.A.R.C., Weston Park Cancer Support, Sheffield Blind and W.O.R.K. Ltd.
Some photos from this morning are below. It is open until 4pm so there is still time to pop down!