Grimesthorpe and beyond
By Albert Jackson
Historical Society was formed over ten years ago and meet on alternative
Wednesday afternoons in Burngreave Library on Spital Hill.
fact finding visits are made to sites of interest, the Local Studies
Library and Archives Department.
take part in various exhibitions and gatherings. As part of the
Council’s Environmental Week, an exhibition entitled Grimesthorpe,
Farm, to Fork, to Foundry and Beyond! will be held at the Clock
Tower Gallery at the Northern General Hospital (the old Workhouse
building). Open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm, from 14th April
till 22nd May. Admission is free.
A brochure of
the exhibition together with a suggested illustrated walk is also
available and two informal talks will be held on Wednesdays 30th
April and 7th May at 2.30pm.
will also feature Grimesthorpe at the Local History Fair in the
Banqueting Hall of the Town Hall on Saturday 10th May between 10am
and 4pm, also free.
of Grimesthorpe, its trades and inhabitants is traced from the ancient
Brigante tribes with their fort on Wincobank Hill to present times
with nostalgic photographs and maps and reminiscences from inhabitants
dating back over 150 years.
Those were the
days when the roads were lanes with corn and wheat growing in the
fields. The village of Grimesthorpe (yes it was a country village
then!) was centred around the pond and the Manor Farm. Through the
nineteenth century a new Grimesthorpe was added, built to house
the population explosion caused by the growth of the steelworks.
pubs and community life are all featured in the exhibition. The
Burngreave Historical Society can make available a miniature displays
and talks to schools, churches, clubs etc.
The Burngreave Historical Society can be contacted through Burngreave
Library, Spital Hill on 203 9002.