Handsworth Sword Dancers
For over a hundred years, this intricate sword dance has been performed in Woodhouse and Handsworth. Every Boxing Day, the dancers demonstrate their skills first in Woodhouse, then at around 12.30 they arrive at Handsworth near the parish church.
to be continued.....
Sheffield United Football Club....the blades...situated at Brammall Lane....the better of the citys two teams...currently we are at the top spot of division one fighting for promotion to the premiership....we just missed out last year on promotion. Its a great atmosphere down at the lane and should not be missed, especially if you are foreign.
I am especially proud of the shirt in the photo as it was a gift from one of my dearest friends. :O) thank you ;O) Warm weather gear in autumn and winter, can get quite cold and drafty...a gallon of beer is also usefull ;O)
UPDATE Oughtibridge was one of the places in Sheffield most affected by the floods of June 07, with many houses suffering damage. One of the main roads into the village is still closed for repair work. I think Coronation park is now re-opened.
Oughtibridge is one of Sheffields villages, to the N.W. of the city.
Although it's close to the city centre- about a 15 - 20 min drive, it has a very rural feel.
Straddling the River Don, Oughtibridge is surrounded by rolling hillsides and a pine wood.
Coronation Park, Millenium Park, War Memorial Sports Ground, River Don, Village pubs, Village Post Office and small shops all add to the close community atmosphere.
Opposite Coronation Park is the Oughtibridge Brass Band Hall.
There is new housing developing here, breathing new life into the village.
Evidence of its past history probably lies in the street names such as Forge Lane, and houses named 'The Mill'
The Nw of Sheffield has a long history with steel and small industries, such as cutlery.
Worth a visit, for a taste of village life on the outskirts of an Industrial City.
Some pleasant walks around the area, with good pubs that offer food and drink!
About 1/2 hour from Sheffield, follow the A57 road to Glossop, and you're soon at Ladybower.
Either just park up in the lay by and enjoy the scenery, or stretch your legs on the many walks in the vicinity, either a short stroll, or a longer walk or cycle ride.
Fishing can be done from boats on the reservoir (permit required) There are info leaflets re prices in the nearby Ladybower Inn.
For a lunchtime meal on value for money these pubs take some beating. The menus are informative and there is plenty of choice for vegetarians and, more unusually, the meals with less than 5% fat are also marked out - so no excuse for pigging out! Some good beers, too. There is a terrace garden upstairs and families are welcome before 6pm.