Demolished Sheffield – an illustrated talk by Mike Higginbottom

Monday, 11th March 2024

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Upper Wincobank Chapel

Text 07980 143776 to reserve a seat Cost: £5 pay on the door

www.ziongraveyard.chessck.co.uk

Sheffield’s historic buildings have been retained or rescued in times past by citizens alert to their value, and energetic groups of present-day individuals work to give future generations links to the city’s long history.

Much has been lost, however, and some of it is regretted. Mike Higginbottom’s presentation draws attention to the reasons why much-loved landmarks bite the dust, and queries whether some of them could have had a future. In particular, it gives examples of buildings that fall beneath the radar of listing and conservation-area status but can make an important contribution to the townscape and the well-being of the community. He illustrates sites that have been preserved by a spirit of compromise and draws attention to some buildings in the city which give cause for current concern.

All proceeds from this event will go to Friends of Zion Graveyard Attercliffe, saved from destruction on 2018 by a group of volunteers.

132 Wincobank Avenue
Sheffield
S5 6BB