The Truth about Charlie Peace (1832-1879) – by Dr. Alan Caunt – 18th Nov 2019

Charlie Peace was Sheffield’s most notorious Victorian murderer who was born in grim surroundings at Angel Court, Nursery St., Sheffield, in 1832. This is now the site of ‘The Big Gun’ pub. His father, John, was a cobbler, picture framer, and subsequently travelled with the Wombwell Menagerie as a one legged lion tamer. Charlie started … Read more

‘Flower Power’ by Rod Amos – 16/9/2019

Flowers are an essential part of our lives, and are used in drinking, for eating, attracting partners, admiring, treating maladies etc………… Rod, a Rheumatologist, talked to us today about the myths, magic and medicinal qualities of English wildflowers. As a warning, in case we fancied trying out a few myths and experimenting, we were shown … Read more

The Work of the S. Yorks. Police and Crime Commissioner – Dr. Alan Billings 15th April 2019

Dr. Alan Billings was born in Leicester and read Theology and Philosophy at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He has been a parish priest and an academic as well as being active in politics. (For full details go to – Dr. Billings had planned to return to Sheffield to retire but was elected as the S. … Read more