A plaque commemorating Rotherham’s first female councillor and suffrage pioneer, Mary Maclagen, has been unveiled at Rotherham Town Hall to mark the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A memorial plaque for late Tramlines Festival Director, Sarah Nulty, has been unveiled this week on Devonshire Green by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Magid Magid and Tramlines Operations Director Timm Cleasby. The Tramlines Festival was first held on Devonshire Green in 2009. Sarah died earlier this year at the age of 36 a few weeks before the tenth edition of the summer music festival. A civic award was also presented to Sarah’s family by the Lord Mayor. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A plaque has been unveiled in Sheffield Peace Gardens to mark the founding of the National Market Traders Federation, founded in 1899 at the Wentworth Cafe on Pinstone Street. The NMTF is now headquartered in Barnsley and has over 20,000 members who trade at markets, fairs and festivals across the country. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Michael Nicholas, president elect for the NMTF.
Two WW1 memorial plaques, made of stainless steel, are on their way to France to renew the Sheffield Pals Battalion Monument, part of the Sheffield Memorial Park in Serre. The plaques were presented to Sheffield Council by the Yorkshire Regiment at a Sheffield Town Hall event which also marked the launch of the Sheffield Pals Pride Cycle Ride. Participating in the fundraising cycle ride, a 400 mile journey from the city to the Sheffield Memorial Park in France, will be the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr Magid Magid, the Lord Mayor’s Consort, Gavin Holliday, and staff from Sheffield Council and Meadowhall. The goal is to raise £20,000 to enhance the visitor experience in the Memorial Park. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
World War One hero, Sgt Arnold Loosemore, awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery has been honoured by a plaque unveiled at Barker’s Pool. Sgt Loosemore of the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment won the medal for action one hundred years ago, on 11 August 1917, when he single-handedly engaged with the enemy on the frontline of the war in Belgium. He was one of seven Loosemore brothers from the city to serve in the war. The plaque at the Sheffield Cenotaph is part of a national scheme to remember all World War One recipients of the medal. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A plaque has been unveiled at Riverside Park on Nursery Street to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sheffield Flood of 2007. Ten years ago, on 25 June 2017, heavy rain caused devastating floods in Sheffield and other parts of the region, leaving two people dead and causing an estimated £1 billion of damage. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A new plaque has been unveiled in Rotherham town centre by communities secretary Sajid Javid to mark a top national award for Rotherham High Street. Rotherham was crowned Britain’s Best Town Centre in the 2015 Great British High Streets awards. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Hundreds of people gathered in Barkers Pool this morning to remember one of Sheffield’s bravest World War One Veterans. Sergeant Major John Crawshaw Raynes earnt his Victoria Cross one hundred years ago for his bravery and devotion on duty. He went out under heavy shell fire to save his colleagues despite being badly gassed on the11th and injured on the 12th of October 1915. A special plaque and paving stone was unveiled during the service to commemorate Sergeant Raynes bravery, then the Lord Mayor, Master Cutler and children from Heeley School laid wreaths and paid their respects.