Walk: Sheffield’s Radical History
Wednesday, 1st March 2023
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Meet at Millennium Gallery
Join us and follow in the footsteps of Sheffield’s historic activists in this city centre walk.
Sheffield has a rich radical history, from the Chartists and Suffragettes to Socialists, Anarchists and even Ramblers.
The Sheffield Chartists held numerous meetings to try and rights and reforms that we now take for granted. Notable socialists and anarchists, including Edward Carpenter, John Sketchley, Sir Raymond Unwin, Dr John Creaghe and David Nicoll, all moved to Sheffield and augmented the already blossoming socialist movement.
Here, they set up two of the most interesting groups in the country, the Sheffield Socialist Society and the Sheffield Anarchist Group. These and other Sheffield groups ran newspapers, cafés, clubs and bookshops, and spent their time speaking to the masses at outdoor meetings.
Our tour will walk around the old quarter of Sheffield, stopping at a variety of places linked to the various radical movements, from the 1800s through to more recent times, bringing these often-forgotten histories to life these often-forgotten histories.