ShipShape is excited to have Brian HolmShaw, a local historian, volunteered to lead four heritage walks on four Mondays in June – 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd. Just read Brian’s words about the walks below:
“How often have you wondered why that building is where it is? Or for that matter what it is? You know, that building on the corner of Sharrow Lane and London Road – it looks like a bank, or is it an old school? Why does that building on John Street have bobbly bits on top? And what is that faded advertisement on the side of the house down Sharrow Vale Road?
“Now you have a chance to have those questions answered. In June I will be running free heritage walks in the local area to take advantage of Sharrow’s long and diverse past (and the hot sunny weather we hope). From stainless steel to football, from non-conformist churches to mosques, beautiful green spaces and hidden industry, Sharrow has it all.
“And not just building too. I want to hear your stories about the places we pass, about work and about play, about pubs and music, festivals and families. Sharrow is made up of shared experiences, of funny stories and sad tales. This is your opportunity to find out more about the place you live and share those stories.”
Walks will start from ShipShape Health and Wellbeing Centre on Sharrow Lane (off London Road) and take an hour to get there (two hours there and back). All walks will be led by Brian Holmshaw. Spaces are limited to 20 per trip. First come first serve or call ShipShape on 0114 250 0222 to book a place.