Rivelin Valley Conservation Group Heritage Open Day Sunday 18th September 2022: 11:00-16:00 Beside Rivelin Park Café and Rivelin Park Water Play Rivelin, Valley Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 5GL
Meet the volunteers and visit the nature corner~ Discover the fascinating wildlife, see some mini-beasts, do a nature quiz or nature hunt and find out how you can get involved in helping to conserve the valley. Discover the history and heritage, including tours to the world-famous “Mousehole Forge”. Bring your memories of Rivelin! Art in the park: see artwork by and find out about the 1920s Rivelin Valley Artists’ colony and 19th-century artist William Lowe. Poetry ‘open mic’ led by local poets: read your own or another favourite poem during a walk by the river.
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.
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.