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Crookes History Booklets – February 2018

Ever wondered what Crookes was like before development, or wondered where all the bricks came from to build the housing in Crookes once development did happen?

Well, following on from the Heritage Open Days event last summer, and the subsequent weekly history talks covering an array of topics, we are delighted that this fascinating history of our area has now been documented and available to share for everybody.

So if you were lucky enough to attend one of the talks last summer, or missed the opportunity but keen to learn more about the Crookes area and our history, then you will no doubt be very interested in the series of short Crookes History Booklets which are being published here for the first time.

These short explorations of local history topics were compiled by Constance Hallwright. Also known as ‘The Bustle Lady’ – Crookes, Sheffield, February 2018.

There are 10 booklets to view/download below covering the following topics:

Crookes History Booklets – The Crookes Brickworks

Crookes History Booklets – Recreation, Sport and Leisure in Victorian Crookes

Crookes History Booklets – Famous People who Lived in Crookes

Crookes History Booklets – The Solvo Laundry

Crookes History Booklets – Food Shops in Crookes, and where People Bought their Groceries

Crookes History Booklets – The Reform Land Society

Crookes History Booklets – Sewer Gas Destructor Lanterns

Crookes History Booklets – What Crookes was like Before Development

Crookes History Booklets – The Services we had and Those we Didn’t

Crookes History Booklets – Reservoirs in Crookes

 

 

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