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.

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!)

Guided history walk around Crosspool on Tuesday 30 June

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

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 here. It’ll take about an hour and a half.

And if you don’t fancy the official history walk, get yourself a copy of Crosspool Chronicles walking guide, which will be on sale at the street market on Sunday 28 June and locally throughout festival week.

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.

Hallam Community Association Boundary walk on Thursday 21 August

The Hallam Community Association Boundary walk of around 6½ miles is taking place on Thursday 21 August.

It starts from the Sportsman on Redmires Road at 10.30am – whatever the weather – and goes out along the crags first before dropping down to Forge Dam for lunch.

The group will then work its way back up to the old hospital site and back to the Sportsman again for a well earned drink or meal.

Everyone is welcome, as well as your dogs, and you can choose to leave anywhere on the circuit. Any new walkers are advised to wear walking boots or strong comfortable shoes, clothing for the weather, bring a flask or bottle of water and some food for renewed energy along the way.

If you have any queries or questions please contact Pat Wilkins on 0114 230 4416 or pat.wilkins26@hotmail.co.uk.

Crosspool Centenary Walk charity fundraiser, 30 July 2011

Crosspool Centenary Walk: the three lads and Crosspool Tavern landlord Andy
Crosspool Centenary Walk: the three lads and Crosspool Tavern landlord Andy

On Saturday 30 July, three local tradesmen will embark upon the arduous task of completing a 100 mile non-stop walk around some of the region’s landmark beauty spots. The walk will encompass much of the Mayfield Valley, parts of the Peak District and Pennine Trail.

The purpose of the exercise is to raise funds for Weston Park Cancer Unit, with a target of £10,000.

Scott Graham, a local electrician and former British Tae Kwon Do champion will be joined by Andrew Fisher, a tree surgeon and Tom Faulkener, a builder to circumnavigate the route. It is expected to take the three men 30 hours.

The mammoth trek will begin at the Crosspool Tavern at midday. The route covers Ladybower, Strines, Midhope Reservoir, Dunford Bridge, Broomhead Reservoir, Dungworth, Rivelin Dam, Foxhouse and finishing back at the Crosspool Tavern.

Check points will be manned en route and members of the public are invited to join the walk from any one of the seven checkpoints. Scott suggests “the easiest stage will be on our return to the Tavern that is from the car park to the bar.”

The event is the brainchild of Scott, Andrew and Tom, as family members have, or are being treated at the Weston Park facility and they wish to pay tribute to the staffs’ professionalism.

It is envisaged the event will become an annual part of the Crosspool calendar, to raise funds for this worthwhile cause.

Donations should be made payable to Weston Park Cancer Charity with “100 mile walk” written on the reverse. Cheques may be sent directly to Weston Park or handed in at the Crosspool Tavern.

For further information and photographs of the team contact Scott Graham on 07970 597800 or joannegrahani@talktalk.net.