*Vitai lampada tradunt

I thought I would share some Vintage Images of  the Under Gardener’s Lodge and of course, ‘Our back garden’.

We think this is ‘our little girl’, who still lives with us, and enjoys turning the lights and radio on a silly o’clock, or when she wants some attention

Lodge and Snow

Looking down to the Lodge, which is on the left, hidden by the trees

A painting of the view, looking down to the city from the top of the hill.  You can see all the chimneys from the Steel Works in the back ground. 1860

Another painting looking down to the city from the top of the Hill 1860 shortly after the Grounds were given to the City for the people of the City to escape from all of the daily dirt and grind.

People coming into the Park – though this is the top entrance, via Granville Road.

The park was officially opened by Queen Victoria in 1897, when she also came to official open  Sheffield’s new Town Hall.   Her visit coincided with national celebrations marking her Diamond Jubilee Year.  It was the first visit of a reigning Sovereign to the city. The Royal procession entered Norfolk Park by the Belle Vue gates , which are the gates at the side of the Lodge, and drove along the new road, which is now our Avenue of Lime Trees , then called the “Queen’s Drive,”.  She was met at the top of the hill, by hundreds of children. 

*They hand on the torch of life. from Lucretius poem De rerum natura II.77–79;


About Wælcyrie

I'm a 50 plus [ how time flies] multifaceted, oxymoron, who can never really make her mind up. A Follow of the Hekate, a Wælcyrie who walks in the liminal spaces, between and betwix. a Medium, ( I'll talk to anyone dead or alive), a Writer of short stories, a disorganised Blogger, Cake Baker, Jam Maker; Mother Grandmother and Wife.
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2 Responses to *Vitai lampada tradunt

  1. jackie jones says:

    hello I live on Park Grange Croft round the corner from you.. Are you still living there? I love the park v much and have photographed it in all seasons. Its like a secret treasure. .Including the lodge which I call the gingerbread house..

    • Thank you, and yes we still here. I have, sadly, been very busy with other life kinda changing things and not been able to write much here. But hopefully things will not settle down and I can start to write again.

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