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Spring Sunshine

Bright sunsine and deep shadows. Ivy creeping up the stones. Just a quick visit to the cemetery today to photograph a couple of graves and some trees. Always a patch of sunlight and bluebells at this time of year. Benjamin … Continue reading

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Work Session this Saturday, July 26th

Our next regular work session in the Cemetery takes place this Saturday between 10 am and 3 pm. There is a variety of tasks that we may be doing, from going back into battle with the bracken (if it has … Continue reading

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Today’s Guided Tour, part of Environment Weeks in Sheffield

After so much rain in the last 24 hours we were remarkably lucky – just a minute or two of spots of rain during the whole 90 minutes. Although the conditions under foot restricted the steps and slopes I was … Continue reading

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Summer Events 2014

Here are some of our events over the next few months: Sunday 25th May                             2 – 3 .30pm Guided Tour of the Cemetery Part of Sheffield … Continue reading

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Walkley Festival Tours

Sunday July 7th 2pm, 3.30pm, 5pm Each summer as part of Walkley Festival we run three back-to-back guided tours of the cemetery when you can hear stories of Walkley residents resting here and enjoy the semi-wildness of the cemetery in … Continue reading

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Work Session cancelled.

Once again the weather has frustrated out plans to work in the cemetery. Current conditions and the additional snow forecast for tomorrow mean that this session, like January’s, has been cancelled. Our next scheduled Work Day is on Saturday April … Continue reading

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Work Session: Saturday March 23rd

10am-2pm The birds will be building, the vegetation will be gathering itself to burst into new growth. We will be there in the middle of it all, tidying and clearing, preparing for our own season of events. Join us for … Continue reading

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New Year, new beginning

  After a long hiatus this site will soon burst into a new, more sustained, existence. In the cemetery, this Saturday (23 Feb) will see the latest in our series of work sessions, tackling the undergrowth on gravestones and in … Continue reading

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A new blog for the Friends of Walkley Cemetery

In this blog we aim to write about the day-to-day issues of conservation, historical research, and natural history relating to this beautiful, semi-wild cemetery on the slopes of the Rivelin Valley in Sheffield (England). We will also give notice of future … Continue reading

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