Walks & Talks

 Tours are currently on pause due to the current lockdown but keep an eye out for updates when it’s safe to do so! 

Ron Clayton is a full time professional Sheffielder! He regularly gives walking history tours of Sheffield and can also be hired to give public speeches. These focus on a wide range of Sheffield history related topics; from “Sheffield’s Military History” to “The Great Flood” to “Some Famous Sheffield Ghosts and Hauntings” and lots more.

So if you’d like to hear more about the stiff upper lip of ‘Blitz-Time Sheffield’, or you’re fascinated by the mysterious and supernatural tale of ‘Spring Heeled Jack.’ Get in touch to join Ron on one of his History Tours or have him speak at your next event. Ron is not just a BA Hons in History from Sheffield University (which he has) but an entertainer, a wit raconteur and an engaging speaker.


Ron talks outside Hillsborough Barracks.

With his passion for Sheffield’s past, here are some of the subjects he’s ready to talk to you about:

“Sheffield Castle – The Inside Story”
“The Great Flood”
“Body Snatching In Sheffield”
“Garrison Town – The Military In Sheffield”
“Lost Heritage – Lost historic buildings of Sheffield”
“Gibbeted – The story of Francis Fern & Spence Broughton”
“Charlie Pearce’s Life, Love and Crimes”
“Some ‘Orrible Sheffield Murders and Crimes”
“Some Famous Sheffield Ghosts and Hauntings”
“The Lost Streets and Street Names of Sheffield”
“Sheffield’s Greatest Chief Constable”
“A Fishmongers Lad (Growing up in Hillsborough, Wadlsey and Crooks)”
“Sheffield’s Oldest Public House”
“A Nostalgic Look at Sheffield’s Lost Pubs”
“Looking at Sheffield – Old Maps & Prints”
“Some Famous and not so famous books about Sheffield”

All walks last two hours and usually finish in the Old Queens Head Pub or a pub/coffee shop of your choice. Best value in Sheffield. And the Funniest.

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Sheffield Anglican Cathedral

A drawing of Sheffield's Anglican Cathedral

Sheffield Cathedral’s origin are deep in mists of time. From the Anglo Saxon’s of Sheffield and then to the coming of the Normans. A 15th century hammer beam roof of local oak with mysterious pagan carvings, the mass clock from a bygone age, magnificent Shrewsbury monuments, Chapel of St George with its battle honours, beautiful stained glass and ancient brass memorials.

A special place for Sheffielders old and new.