Thank you - for helping save the graves of old Attercliffe !

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and to a Big Lottery Sharing Heritage Grant, Friends of Zion Graveyard Attercliffe have been able to purchase the disused burial ground of Zion Congregational Church and save it as a historic and natural heritage site for the benefit of generations to come.

The Friends of Zion Graveyard invite supporters to join us at our next Open Day between 2pm and 5pm on Sunday 8th April 2018 at Zion Graveyard Attercliffe, Zion Lane / Lawrence Street S9 3RG. The entrance is through a small gate behind the old Riley's Shop (now Sheffield Tooling).  We will also open the entrance from Ferguson Street which will provide level access.  

Please note this is not the large Attercliffe Cemetery, but it is nearby.  If you can see it from the road it is the wrong one! It is behind a new car sales site beside Auto Start repairs (the old Zion Sabbath School).

We are also organising a full programme of activities to include    

  • Wednesday 11th April 2018  Environment group - caring for the graveyard and nurturing the wildlife 
  • Saturday 21st April 2018 Oral History training session (British Library accredited) - to be followed by community events to collect and record the memories of people who lived in this vibrant community.  download details here:  FoZGA Oral History Programme.pdf
  • Monday 30th April 2018  Anti-Slavery Past & Present - continuing the  campaign against modern-day slavery by supporting Sheffield's ground-breaking Snowdrop Project 

New members are welcome and will be kept up to date by email. A membership form can be uploaded here and returned by email (there is no joining fee) FoZG membership form 2018_01_30.pdf

A list of graves so far discovered can be downloaded here ZION CHAPEL memorials & notes - 2017.05.22.pdf  Please contact us if you believe you are related to anyone on the list.

Further content will be uploaded to this site over the next few weeks.  

In the meantime please follow us on  Facebook  Friends of Zion Graveyard Attercliffe







Discoveries
  • Revealed

    The modest memorial stones listing eight members of the Read Family of Wincobank Hall lay beneath six inches of groundcover and a heap of litter.


  • Forgotten

    Beneath swathes of ivy, cushioned by velvety moss and protected from the elements by overhanging branches, the impressive memorial for the family of Jonathan Wood onetime owner of Wood's Foundry rests peacefully in the sunshine. 


  • Uncovered

    Volunteers scraping away the foliage to reveal the tombstones of Attercliffe's Non-Conformist Congregationlists.


We did it!



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