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WALC Diary 2019

Please scroll down to see WALC Work Days, Walks, Talks,
 Meetings and other Events

WALC Committee Meetings and Events

Next WALC Committee Meeting
To Be Confirmed


Commoners Muck-In Days

WALC need more people to become involved, so,
if you enjoy the Commons, please come along and volunteer
to be on the committee and/or join our working groups.
It doesn't take up too much time, and you would be helping to preserve
the Commons for the good of local residents and wildlife.

Commoners Muck-In Days on Wadsley and Loxley Common
With WALC and Sheffield Conservation Volunteers



Sunday 21st April 2019 10am – 3pm

Task - Heathland Management with SCV
Meet at 10am, Rural Lane Car Park



Sunday 26th May 2019 10am – 12 Noon

Task - Heathland Management
Meet at 10am, Long Lane Car Park



Sunday 23rd June 2019 10am – 3pm

Task - Heathland Management with SCV
Meet at 10am, Rural Lane Car Park



Sunday 21st July 2019 10am – 12 Noon
Task - Grassland Management with SCV
Meet at 10am, Long Lane Car Park


August Break



Sunday 15th September 2019 10am to 12 Noon
Task - Mowing fields
Meet at 10am, Long Lane Car Park



Sunday 20th October 2019 10am to 3pm
Task - SVC Heathland Management
Meet at 10am, Rural Lane Car Park



Sunday 10th November 2019 10am to 12 Noon
Task - SVC Heather seeding
Meet at 10am, Rural Lane Car Park



Sunday 8th December 2019 10am to 3pm
Task - SVC Heathland Management
Meet at 10am, Rural Lane Car Park


WALC Talks & Walks

All our talks are in Wadsley Church Hall, Worrall Rd. S6 4BA at 7.30pm
Free refreshments, which usually include
delicious home made cake, and a cup of tea or coffee.


Monday 8th April, 2019
The Sky’s the Limit!

An Illustrated talk by Mike Ogden,
An affectionate history of the skyscraper.
Love them or loathe them: you can’t ignore them!
7.30pm, Wadsley Church Hall.
Admission £4.00 (members £3.50)
includes refreshments and home made cake.


Saturday 27th April 2019
Spring Flowers, a Guided walk around Wadsley Common
A saunter around the Commons looking for the early season flowers.
Led by Alan Smith.
Meet 10am Rural Lane car park, off Worrall Rd, S6 4BL
Will last about 2 hours.


Saturday 11th May 2019
Dawn Chorus Walk
A guided walk looking and listening for birds.
Led by Anne & John Robinson.
Meet 5am Rural Lane car park, off Worrall Rd, S6 4BL
Sorry no dogs, 2348472


Monday 20th May, 2019
The Paintings of Conrad Kaye

An Illustrated talk by Robin Garside,
A chance to see the Paintings of Old Wadsley by Major Kaye
and Photographs of the same locations today.
7.30pm, Wadsley Church Hall.
Admission £3.50 (members £3.00)
includes refreshments and home made cake.


Saturday 1st June 2019
Family Friendly Insect Safari
A stroll around the more open parts of the Commons
looking for anything small that crawls, buzzes, flies
or just lazes about on leaves.
Led by Alan Smith.
Meet 10am Rural Lane car park, off Worrall Rd, S6 4BL


Monday 10th June, 2019
Oak Tree Diary, the Personal Life of the Commons' Oak Trees.

An Illustrated talk by Alan Smith.
7.30pm, Wadsley Church Hall.
Admission £3.50 (members £3.00)
includes refreshments and home made cake.



Wednesday 12th June, 2019
Midsummer Flowers Evening Walk

Almost the Longest Day, so let's see how the wild flowers are doing this year.
Led by Alan Smith.
Meet 7pm Rural Lane car park, off Worrall Rd, S6 4BL
Will last about 2 hours.



Monday 9th September, 2019
The Sheffield Free Bird Challenge!

An Illustrated talk by Peter Brown of the RSPB
Pete spent 2016 traveling around the Sheffield area for free,
by boots and bus pass, to collect sightings
of as many bird species as he could,
and raise money for cancer research. 
His talk looks at his journeys and the highs and lows he encountered on them. 
It shows the richness of the bird life in our city and its surroundings.
7.30pm, Wadsley Church Hall.
Admission £3.50 (members £3.00)
includes refreshments and home made cake.



Saturday 19th October, 2019
Fungus Walk
The unusual weather of the past couple of years has provided us with
some puzzles on this regular event! We will be looking, not collecting,
for the pot. Led by Alan Smith.
Meet 10am, Rural lane Car Park, off Worrall Rd, S6 4BL
Will last about 2 hours.


Monday 21st October 2019
Scuba- the urge to submerge!
Diving in the UK and abroad.

An illustrated talk by Clara J Bailey and friends
from Chapeltown Sub Aqua Club.

7.30pm, Wadsley Church Hall.
Admission £3.50 (members £3.00)
includes refreshments and home made cake.


Monday 28th October 2019
The Legendary Wadsley Commoners Ghost Walk!

Led by The Werewolf of Wadsley and a cast of thousands!

Meet 6.00pm, Rural Lane Car Park.
Admission £FREE!


Monday 18th November 2019
WALC AGM followed by
Old Sheffield, Part 2

An illustrated talk by Local Historian Malcolm Nunn

7.30pm, Wadsley Church Hall.
Admission £3.50 (members £3.00)
includes refreshments and home made cake.