Next Sheffield Drift: Municipal Housing Fri 24 May 18.30

I am rehearsing a Drift for Sheffield Modern later this year, in November, pls bear with me.
2019 is the centenary of the 1919 Housing Act which stimulated large scale building of municipal housing with central Govt funds to local authorities. 60 yrs later municipal housing was was killed off by Thatcher. It’s a good story and Sheffield was a well-known part of it.
The Drift is a 5.6 mile walk from Park Hill to Hillsborough past and through sites and sights of municipal housing across the twentieth century from pre-1919 to the 1970s. Park Hill, Cromford St, Lansdowne Estate, Hanover Estate, Dorset St & Gloucester St, Broomhall Flats, Townhead & Hawley St, Edward St flats, Netherthorpe, Upperthorpe and Philadelphia/site of Kelvin Flats to finish at the Hillsborough Hotel.

Next Sheffield Drift: Dore & Totley Station to Meersbrook Fri 19 April 18.30

Decision made. Weather forecast for Friday very good – but may get chilly in the evening as skies look like they could be clear.
And it will be a full(ish) moon – Easter! and it is Good Friday, so if you’re around you are welcome.

Start at Dore and Totley Station at 18.30 (18.14 train from SHF)
we will walk the Round Sheffield Walk to Meersbrook via Graves Park

Sunset about quarter past 8 so bring a torch
Plenty of hostelries if we want a break/stop. Finish at The Sheaf View
Plenty to talk about about wrt SHF, its rivers, property development, SCC winning the right to “asset-strip” Grave’s Park, what Easter was like, is like and what if anything it means to us and so on ….
Map below
We walk this route – and I will be testing my OS app on my phone