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Places Walks

Housing the Upwardly Mobile

A Nether Edge History Walk around the Montgomery Estate. The walk starts on Brincliffe Edge Road, opposite the gas lamp at the top of Union Road. There are no steep sections after the initial ascent to the meeting point. Our route covers the area around Brincliffe Edge and the Montgomery Land Society Estate, which was […]

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Connecting Sheffield consultation: Nether Edge

By Howard Fry Afternoon All,I don’t know if you’ve looked at the Connecting Sheffield website yet. Their proposals seem vague and poorly thought through, but I think it might be better to speak to them rather than just to ignore them. They are obviously connected somehow to the council and it would appear that central […]

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People Places

William Bragge F.S.A, F.G.A. and Shirle Hill

A man of many parts. by Pril Rishbeth We have to thank William Bragge for the Shirle Hill house that we see today. His first Sheffield home was in Collegiate Crescent but In 1865 he bought a modest Georgian house from John Brown, who’d moved to his grandiose new home, Endcliffe Hall. With the help […]

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Shirle Hill, William Bragge and the Emperor of Brazil

by Pril Rishbeth In one of 3 boxes of items concerning William Bragge of Shirle Hill, now held in Sheffield City Archives, is an intriguing letter. It describes the visit of the Emperor of Brazil to William on 8 August 1871. I quote it in full. Written on 8 August 1871 When some of the […]

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People Places

John Brown’s Shirle Hill

by Pril Rishbeth, first published in 2014 Near the Psalter Lane ridge of Nether Edge, half hidden behind a wall and fine trees, lies Shirle Hill house. This building, recognised by the architectural historian, Pevsner, has a fascinating history involving a Mayor, a Prime Minister, war refugees and the Sheffield Health Authority. Two driveways face […]

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News WWII

Memorial Board

When the History Group recently published ‘Nether Edge in the Second World War’ we expected, and hoped, that in bringing the story to the general public new information, new stories, new images would come to light. Our suspicion was that, despite the passage of time, there is much information, still undiscovered, that would add to […]

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Heritage Open Days 2021

by Margaret and John Blenkinsopp Heritage Open Days is a national event, England’s biggest Heritage festival and is now in its 27th year. It celebrates our history, architecture and cultures. This year it takes place 10th –19th September. Sheffield Civic Trust co-ordinates the event in Sheffield, organised by a group of volunteers. All events must […]

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History and the Nether Edge Farmers’ Markets

Come rain or shine the quarterly and Christmas Farmers’ Markets never fail to pull in the crowds. With the help of a friendly farmer and his snowplough even heavy snow doesn’t stop them taking up position on Glen and Nether Edge Roads. Amongst the stalls of local and home made goods and food products, with […]

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Walks

Walking Historic Nether Edge

We are so lucky to live in Nether Edge with its open spaces and streets full of character, all with a different story to tell. The expansion of Sheffield from the mid 19th century transformed the farmland and hamlets lying below Brincliffe Edge and between the semi-industrialised Sheaf and Porter valleys into the classic Victorian and […]

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People

Arnold Loosemore VC

By Margaret Blenkinsopp In May 2014 I was invited to Leeds to attend a regional Heritage Open Day meeting. In a coffee break I got chatting to a delegate about the First World War and the Victoria Cross. I live on Psalter Lane and I knew that in Clifford First School there is a memorial […]