Burton Street Community Archive
The Burton Street Community History Project explores the history of the former Langsett Road School and neighbourhood, using oral history, written reminiscence, photographs and personal documents. Situated in the Owlerton district of Sheffield, close to Hillsborough, Langsett Road School is now the Burton Street Project, a well-known and much-valued part of the local community.
The project has now established a Community Archive with open access and an enthusiastic network of contributors. We have had donations of around 400 images and documents and the collection continues to grow. We are a digital archive - we scan documents as we feel it is important that the originals stay with the owners. The archive covers the period from the 1870s, when this area of Sheffield began to develop, up until the 1970s when the school closed and local housing was demolished.
Funding in 2005 - 2006 allowed us to work on a very successful inter-generational project taking our older volunteers into schools and it is hoped further funding will help us continue to expand and develop.