Touring and Slop Stones

Two tours of Abbeyfield House by Tim Neal were held recently organised through the good graces of Graham Jones.

On the 22nd September there was a tour called “Living and dying in Burngreave” .  The Abbeyfield element was a section of a walk organised as part of Heritage Open Days/ Sheffield Walking Festival.  They were a mix of people including those who grew up in Burngreave in the 1940’s and those who had very little previous knowledge of the area.  Some of them had come from outside Sheffield to take part in the festival’s events. They were all amazed at what they found there.


One of the visitors, on being shown the old stone sink we had when clearing out the back of the house declared confidently that it was a SLOP STONE.


The aptly named ‘Slop Stone’

An earlier walk on 7th September was run by Graham Hague from the Sheffield Victorian Society.  The walk started at Abbeyfield Park went down Pitsmoor Road, Nottingham St and Andover St to Ellesmere Road.  This walk co-incided with one of People’s Kitchen Pitsmoor events and the group were delighted, I’m sure, to taste Lyn’s superb baking as well as enjoying an informal introduction to the Abbeyfield House.

Environment Day

People’s Kitchen Pitsmoor have organised their next event this coming Saturday.  Environment Day will be a heady mix of plant sales, music, stalls & refreshments. We will also be hosting Greentop circus who will be running some circus skills workshops on the day. It will be running from 12pm until 4 pm and it’s completely free. Do pop along if you can.

If people would like to donate cakes and plants PKP would be most grateful. If you have environmental projects that you would like to promote, please let them know.
Contact PKP directly with this email:
or for Friends of Abbeyfield Park:
Look forward to seeing you all there 😍🌍🌷🌳

Free Portrait Session at Abbeyfield Park…

Jonathan Turner who made portraits last year in Abbeyfield Park is back on Saturday 5th May 1.30 -3.30 with the ‘Sunday Best’ project (even though it’s saturday…).

This is what he’s written:

The ‘Sunday Best’ project is coming to Abbeyfield Park on 5th May. Sunday Best (Jonathan Turner & Tim Neal) invite you to take part in a free portrait, under the blossoms, dressed in your Sunday Best! We’d like you to think about what you choose to wear for the occasion of being photographed, and consider what getting ‘dressed up’ means to you. Portraits from Sunday Best may feature in a forthcoming exhibition at Exchange Place Studios, and Now Then Magazine. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Here are a couple of links to Jonathan’s work.  It’s respectful, detailed and he’ll give you a free print of yourself in your Sunday best… or whatever attire takes your fancy.

Clay Oven Building & Roma Flat Bread…

A reminder…  our next event Saturday 14/04/18 1:30-3:30
Dagmara will show us how to make traditional Roma flatbread, and local Artist Victoria Dawes will guide us through building a portable wood fired clay oven. We will use the oven to cook breads from around the world at future sessions. FREE ALL WELCOME!

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AGM 2018

We’re holding the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Abbeyfield Park this coming Saturday between 3 and 5 in the community room at Abbeyfield House.
It’s an exciting time in life of Abbeyfield House and Park at the moment.  There has been an upsurge in interest in using the house and in particular the really motivating new initiative known as the People’s Kitchen Pitsmoor (PKP).
Come along to the AGM and find out more about plans for the People’s Kitchen Pitsmoor, hear about pop-up kitchens, a mobile bread oven and outdoor catering and the longer term aim of creating a catering kitchen facility.
And – of course – join us for tea and cakes afterwards.