Professional Sheffielder | Historian | Raconteur

Professional Sheffielder | Historian | Raconteur

Sheffield History

In the words of Ron Clayton

The city of Sheffield also boasts a hillfort within its boundaries, the magnificent 16th Century Shrewsbury Monuments in its Cathedral, several half timbered buildings such as the Old Queens Head and Bishops House.

The remains of the place of captivity of Mary Queen Of Scots who spent most of her sojourn in Sheffield, the remains of a 13th Century medieval castle, hopefully to be uncovered after years of obscurity.

Mysterious earthworks on its outskirts, a superb Industrial museum at Kelham Island, industrial archaeology and monuments along its rivers, the first Anglo Saxon helmet discovered in the UK.

Marvelous collections of metalwork. It was home to the infamous Charlie Peace, the 19th Century’s most notorious criminal after Jack the Ripper, suffered the great disaster of the Sheffield Flood of 1864, witnessed the Gang Wars of the 1920’s and the Forgotten Blitz.

Oh and it was the birthplace of Robin Hood…

Come in and learn more with Ron Clayton, Professional Sheffielder, Wit and Raconteur, you’ll never look at Sheffield in the same way again.

Below are some of Sheffield’s oldest buildings, take a look and pick up a fact or two about some of Ron’s favorite buildings.