• The Plough – the saga continues

    - The application to demolish the Plough goes to SCC Planning Committee on Tuesday 4th.August. This is the latest twist in a saga which commenced when the previous owners, Enterprise Inns (Ei), decided to deliberately run-down their historically important asset before closure in 2015. Two years later, an application to turn the site into a branch … Continue reading The Plough – the saga continues
  • Friendship, Stocksbridge

    - In 1903, “Re-built, Re-furbished and up-to-date.“ By 2014, run-down and failing: purchased by new owners, a sensitive refurbishment and Regional Inventory listing followed. The latest chapter in the renovation is now in hand, planning permission for locally-needed hotel accommodation: nine en suite B&B rooms on the first floor. Historical elements such as the dumbwaiter and … Continue reading Friendship, Stocksbridge
  • 1936 Sheffield Referendum

    - August 1936, Sheffield saw one of few local referendums regarding licenced premises. Tenants on each of the nine largest of the new council housing estates which were replacing inner-city slums were asked by Sheffield City Council (SCC) if they were ‘in favour of licensed premises being provided on the estates.’ Turnout was low. There seemed … Continue reading 1936 Sheffield Referendum
  • Pub on the estate?

    - In August 1936 Sheffield citizens who, as part of the slum clearance programme, were moving into the new Sheffield council estates were asked to take part in a referendum. They  were offered the opportunity to vote as to whether they wanted public houses to be built on their estate. In favour were: Arbourthorne, Manor,  Shiregreen,  … Continue reading Pub on the estate?
  • Sheffield Beer Week – Pub Heritage walks

    - As part of Sheffield Beer Week, we are leading three Pub Heritage walks: On Sunday 8th.March (14:00), we’ll be in the West Street area and on both Thursday 12th. (16:00) and Friday 13th (14:00), we’ll be on Kelham Island finishing with a tour at the Sheffield Brewing Company. All three walks will include Victorian tilework, … Continue reading Sheffield Beer Week – Pub Heritage walks

Dave Pickersgill

Pub Heritage Officer

A CAMRA member since the 1970’s, Dave leads on pub heritage issues, including the national CAMRA project on making regional pub heritage guides easily available. He also edited Sheffield’s Real Heritage Pubs: Pub Interiors of Historic Interest, for which downloads have vastly exceeded expectations. A hard copy was released in October 2018.

If you’ve got any questions or information, please let Dave know.

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