Vintage photos on show at Sheffield history event

Volunteers and visitors at Woodhouse's Come Down Memory Lane event.
Volunteers and visitors at Woodhouse's Come Down Memory Lane event.

Dozens of Sheffield residents turned the clock back to share memories as historic photographs were put on display.

About 60 people attended the annual ‘Come Down Memory Lane’ event at Swallow Wood Court Community Centre in Woodhouse, celebrating the area’s rich history.

Local historian Alan Rowles put on a display of photographs from the Woodhouse area, many of which dated from the 1920s and 1930s.

Display tables also contained information about Mr Rowles’ areas of expertise, including coal mining, steam engines and railways.

People of all ages attended the event, which also included tea served in china cups and special old-fashioned cakes made by local business the Secret Cake Club.

Coun Jackie Satur, Sheffield Council Labour member for Woodhouse, who attended the day, said some of the village’s older residents took the opportunity to share their memories from years gone by.

She said: “This is the third time we have done it and there were a variety of people there, old and young.

“Woodhouse has got a real strong history of mines and tanners.

“People brought their own memories, along with books and photographs and all sorts of different memorabilia.

“It was a good and very happy event.”

Coun Satur said there had been plenty of community spirit on show, with older people sharing their stories with younger residents.

Among the other guests to attend the event were members of the Woodhouse Tenants and Residents’ Association, as well as the Friends of Tannery Park group.