Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire History & Archaeology
Saturday, 16 February 2013
Event - Share your stories about Castle Market (Sheffield)
will be standing a stall for a week at Castle Market from Monday,
February 18, to speak with shoppers about their memories of the market.
‘Trading Histories,’ the year-long community heritage project about
markets in Sheffield is led by ArcHeritage, which is the Sheffield
office of the York Archaeological Trust.
The project aims to
record the history of markets in this area of Sheffield, roughly
stretching between Commercial Street and High Street and Castlegate and
the Victoria Quays, a history which spans over 700 years.
stall in Castle Market next week is a way for the archaeologists to
gather stories about Sheffield’s markets which are in living memory.
Hannah Baxter, community archaeologist at ArcHeritage and project officer of Trading Histories, said:
is a project everyone can be involved in – not just about the building,
it is about the people that have brought Castle Market to life, traders
“Everyone will have a story to tell that creates
the heritage of the Castle Market. We are creating a vibrant record of
the market through working in the archives, with photography and with
From Monday to Friday, February 18-23, from 10am
to 3pm, Hannah and a group of volunteers will be on the lower ground
floor of the market, next to the hardware stall.
Gazette readers with a story to tell about Castle Market are encouraged
to visit them and share their memories and photographs with the team.
Tuesday, February 19, the bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillian will also be
on site. Working with volunteers, he is writing a present day markets
charter for The Moor Market.
Within living memory, this area of Sheffield has always had strong connections with markets.
Corn Exchange and the Haymarket were located near the canal basin, the
foundations of which, today lie under the roundabout at Park Square.
1899, a group of market traders even established the first trade
association for market traders, housing themselves in The Corn Exchange.
This organisation was to become the National Market Traders
Federation, an organisation which today has 30,000 members across the UK
and is still headquartered in South Yorkshire.
The Moor Market is set to open in November and Castle Market is earmarked for demolition in April 2014.
Hannah Baxter can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pat returns to give a talk on the life of one of Britain’s most renown monarchs. The talk will delve into the early years of Victoria’s life explaining how she became Queen. The talk will also delves into Victoria’s relationship with Prince Albert and how she interacted with the other European monarchies.
The talk starts at 7.30pm on Thursday 5th February at the Innings Public House, Gloucester Road, Prospect, Worksop S81 0RS. Entry is only £3 and there will be a bar on. There is also a large free car park outside.