- 10 September is the first of our open days for the Heritage Open Days this month. Please come along and see what we've been doing - times are 12-3pm, with tours at 2pm. Pre-booking for the tours is advisable, email email@example.com to book.
- Reminder - past issues of our Newsletter are available on the Publicity section of this site (members get the latest issue by email)
- Booking for the tours on 10 and 16 September is now open - email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place
- Sheffield Heritage Open Days, 8-17 September. We're having 2 Open Days, including tours of the cemetery, for this event, booking opens soon!
- July 2023: we have a new GDPR policy; find it on the Join Us page.
- 20-28 May is War Graves Week. We have 14 war graves in the cemetery: check the names here.
- 1 May 2023: UPDATE - the Lord Mayor of Sheffield will be paying us a visit on the Open Day!
- 26 April 2023: we have won a Recognition Award from Bradfield Parish Council, for the work we've done to renovate the cemetery. Many thanks to all our hard working volunteers!
- 1 May 2023: we're holding another Open Day on bank holiday Monday, 1 May. We'll be at the cemetery from 10am to 4pm, and there will be tours of the Flood Graves and War Graves at 11am and 2pm. Let everyone know with this poster.
- 11 March: today is the anniversary of the Great Sheffield Flood of 1864. A new audio Flood Trail has been created - check it out!
- March 2023: we have added better plans of the old sections of the cemetery, with the surnames of the buried.
- February 2023: we've had another drone flyover so you can see the difference a year of hard work has made. It's on YouTube: Loxley Chapel and Cemetery filmed by drone in February 2023
- Jan. 28 & 29 2023: once again we had a stall at the Sheffield Heritage Fair. The Fair attracted even more visitors than last year!
- December 2022: volunteers and committee members enjoyed a Christmas lunch (see the 2022 Autumn/Winter photo album in the Gallery)
- November 2022: we have a mention in the latest newsletter from Bradfield Parish Council.
- ‘TORRENT’ – A short film looking at flooding throughout Sheffield and the region, featuring a history of the Great Sheffield Flood through to more recent events, told by local historians and flooding experts from across the region. The 'local historians' are our very own Ron Clayton and Malcolm Nunn.
- We had a successful and quorate AGM: Mike Ford (Chair) gave a presentation on England Higgins, and a Chair's Report for the past year.
- 26 October 2022: our AGM
- 26 September 2022: our Lord Mayor came to visit the cemetery
- September 2022: the Shefield Heritage Open Days start on 9 September. Don't forget to come and visit the cemetery on 13 or 17 September, 10am to 4pm, for our very own Open Days. We're running tours of the Flood Graves and War graves at 2pm each day. Please book for the tours by contacting Mike Ford: Call: 07879075619 or Email: email@example.com.
- August 2022: we now have a Facebook page; find us at https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Loxley-Cemetery-111655668312730/
Open Days and tours in September: as part of the Sheffield Heritage Open Days volunteers will be at the cemetery to answer queries and help find burial plots. We will also be running tours of the Flood graves and the War graves at 2pm. Please book for the tours by contacting Mike Ford: call 07879075619 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- 4 June 2022: we had a small celebration for the Platinum Jubilee on our first working day in June. Despite the gloomy and rather cold weather, volunteers ate cake and toasted the Jubilee with a little bubbly!
- 2 May 2022: our first Open Day was a great success with well over 150 visitors. We have some photos in the Gallery album: Open Day 2022.
- April 2022: planning for our first ever Open Day on 2 May is on track; we have a poster advertising the event - feel free to let all your friends, family and neighbours know about it.
- 27 March 2022: in November we nominated the cemetery as an important heritage asset to be included in the South Yorkshire Local Heritage List. The process for approving these assets has been given the go-ahead by Sheffield City Council and we are mentioned both on the web page and in the video!
- 11 March 2022: today is the anniversary of the Great Sheffield Flood of 1864. There is a new Flood section on the website and a new album in the Gallery.
- Mar. 2022: a new section of the website has been added with links to various plans of the cemetery.
- Feb. 2022: we now have hi-vis vests for volunteers working at the cemetery and a new banner for the gate. With many thanks to Bradfield Parish Council.
- Jan. 29 & 30 2022: we had a stall at the Sheffield Heritage Fair, which was a great success with lots of visitors, around 1500, according to this piece in The Star. Our very own Ron Clayton was one of the organisers - thanks Ron!
- Jan. 2022: we have had a drone fly over and film the cemetery. The film is on YouTube: Loxley Church January 20
- 18 Dec. 2021: our MP, Olivia Blake, paid us a visit on our last work session of the year
- 25 Nov. 2021: we have an article in the Sheffield Star about our Remembrance event
- 11 Nov. 2021: Year 5 of Loxley Primary School held a Remembrance Event at the Cemetery, with which we assisted. The children remembered the fallen and placed wreaths and poppy crosses on the graves. They had been researching the lives of war dead and had written a short biography of each on the wreaths. See our Photo Gallery.
- Nov. 2021: A big Thank You to Bradfield Parish Council who are supporting us with a grant for exhibition equipment and other items.
- Nov. 2021: We are now included on the Joined Up Heritage Sheffield website.
Nominate us! The four local authorities in South Yorkshire have been awarded funding to create a Local Heritage List: https://local-heritage-list.org.uk/south-yorkshire. Anyone can nominate a historic place - which could be a building, structure, garden, landmark, archaeological site or landscape - and it will be considered for addition to the list by an expert panel.
We can nominate the cemetery for this. I would hope that the more nominations we get, the more likely we will be included! But please don't nominate the chapel as it is already a listed building.
- From the week beginning 15 November, our Tuesday morning working sessions will change to a Thursday. So the first official Thursday session will be 18 November.
- Here's a short YouTube video of what the cemetery looks like now (September 2021) after all our hard work this year.
WORKING SESSIONS AT THE CEMETERY
Official working sessions are every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, from 13.30-16.00, please check the Events Calendar for specific dates. All members are covered by insurance and there will be a committee member there with a first aid kit, just in case. See our Volunteering page for details..
Health and Safety - Please note that the cemetery is very overgrown so beware of what might be beneath your feet! Check our Health and Safety page for advice.