Brian Holmshaw of Sheaf Valley Heritage is running a number of local history events that may be of interest to CAMRA members:
Nether Edge Festival Beer and History Walk
Beer on the Edge 4-7pm, Saturday 24 September at Bowling Club, 8 Nether Edge Road S7 1RU (usually one Abbeydale beer). Includes visits to various Nether Edge drinkeries including Union Hotel, Hop Hideout and Broadfield.
For Cask Ale Week
Ecclesall Road Beer and Brewery Walk part 1: Wards Brewery, meet Sunday 25 September 12 noon at Portland House, 286 Ecclesall Road S11 8PE. Includes visits to site of several former Sheffield breweries and pubs, finishing in Weatherspoon’s Sheaf Island. 3 hours.
Ecclesall Road Beers and Brewery Walk Part 2: Hunters Bar, meet Sunday 2 October 12 noon at Beer House, 623 Ecclesall Road S11 8PT. Includes visits to Sharrow Vale Road area pubs and history of this former industrial area. 3 hours.
Saturday 1 October, The Makers of Neepsend
Once packed with orchards and market gardens, then a place of heavy industry Neepsend is now home to a dozen or so small makers: brewing, baking and bicycle repair among them. Join Brian Holmshaw to discover more of this history. Meet at Sheffield Brewery Company, Albyn Works, Burton Road S3 8BT at 2pm. Contact: sheafvalleyheritage.co.uk or book through Eventbrite. Cost: £5.
Saturday 5 November, The Makers of Heeley
Heeley is a place of makers and doers, from historic scythe making to the modern day SUM Studios. Join Brian Holmshaw as he explores the buildings, the makers and the beers of this rich and diverse area. With photographs, stories and family history. Meet outside Wearefolk.space 47-49 Chesterfield Road S8 0RL at 12 noon. Contact: sheafvalleyheritage.co.uk or book through Eventbrite. Cost: £5.