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Walk to Toposcope – 9th July

: Ecclesfield Parish Council Archiving Project Walkers at the Toposcope on Jawbone Hill for the 65th anniversary of the Festival of Britain

: Ecclesfield Parish Council Archiving Project Walkers at the Toposcope on Jawbone Hill for the 65th anniversary of the Festival of Britain

On 9th July, a group of 12 walkers set off from Grenoside Reading Room to walk to the look-out point at Jawbone Hill to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the 1951 Festival of Britain. The toposcope was erected by Wortley Rural District Council as part of a series of local Festival of Britain celebrations which took place across the area during 1951. The idea for the walk came from having been given some material relating to the local celebrations, during the work on the Heritage Lottery Funded project which has led her to try to find out more.  I’ve been told that there was a ceremony at the toposcope when it was unveiled which a large crowd of people attending. These included school children and a band. I’d love to know if anyone has any more photographs or memories of that day, or if anyone took part in any of the other events which took place in Grenoside, High Green or connected to the Newton Chambers works.  If you have please contact me by email at Christine.Handley@ecclesfield-pc.gov.uk or phone on 2845095.