All events will be held at Wardsend Cemetery unless otherwise stated. The cemetery can be found on Club Mill Road at the end of Livesey Street, behind Owlerton Stadium (S6 2ET for Sat Navs).

All events are free to members.

The Riot Tour

Sat 1St June 10.30am – midday

Suggested donation £2

The flood Tour

Sunday 10th March 10.30am-midday

Suggested donation £2

Help Clean up

Sat 2nd Feb and 2nd March



The River Project: Categories of Life and Death

With a focus on the outer edges of Sheffield, where a derelict Victorian Cemetery meets the River Don, The River Project explores notions of creation, destruction, rebirth and the soul.

For more information about this exciting project including the exhibition at Site Gallery and the film screening at Wardsend Cemetery please click on the link below.



Film Screening





poppy and obelisk

Remembrance at Wardsend 2018

With the 11th of the 11th falling on the Sunday this year, as well as it being the centenary of the end of the First World War, there are obviously a number of  larger events taking place that we know people will want, or be expected, to attend.  In recognition of this we have decided to hold a more low-key event at Wardsend.
However we would like to invite you to join us for a simple wreath laying ceremony during which we will read out the names of all those buried at Wardsend, or buried elsewhere and mentioned on family memorials in the cemetery, as we remember those who gave their lives in both World Wars and subsequent conflicts. We are asking people to arrive at 10.30 am for a 10.45 am start.
Later that day we will also be laying a wreath at the CWGC commemorative screen wall at City Road Cemetery.
Wates Living Space who helped us this year on a community day will be laying a wreath on Monday 12th at Wardsend at 11.00 am. Everyone is welcome to to attend. Please arrive in good time as there will be a two minute silence before laying the wreath.


Heritage Open Days at Wardsend 8th and 15th September

This is a new tour for Heritage Open Days and is a free event.

William and Kate Townsend – ‘Mr and Mrs Tommy Dodd’

When our cemetery opened, men were the public face of families and communities. This tour presents evidence of the unreported lives of women, how they worked, protected their families and grieved for their dead.

Click on link for full details



The Riot Tour with Hugh Waterhouse: Saturday 9th June at 10.30am – 12.00pm

Join Hugh as he takes you around the cemetery, sharing his in-depth knowledge of the infamous and more gruesome side of Wardsend’s history: the suspected grave robbing and cemetery riot of June 1862, a story that made the newspapers around the world. Suggested donation £2.00

Sheffield Family History Fair: Saturday 9th June at 10.00am – 4.00pm

This event is run by the Sheffield Family History Society and will take place at Hillsborough Stadium (S6 1SW). Admission to the fair is £2.00.

Come and see us at the Family History fair where we will be on hand to talk to you about Wardsend, answer your questions, and help you find information about burials and family history.

The fair is held on the same day as our Riot tour with Hugh Waterhouse, who will be joining us at the fair after the tour has finished. Visitors are welcome to join us at both events as we are only a short distance apart!

Wardsend Wombles Work Session/Clean Up: Saturday 16th June at 10.00am – 12.00pm

All welcome. Help us to tidy and spruce up. No experience necessary.

Anniversary Celebration Event: Sunday 24th June at 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Celebrate our anniversary with us and our partners at Wardsend, with stalls and activities for all ages.

More details to follow.

Wardsend Wombles Work session/ Clean up: Saturday 14th July at 10.00am – 12.00pm

All welcome. Help us tidy again. This time, you’ll have gained more experience 🙂

General Tour of Wardsend Cemetery: Saturday 21st July at 10.30am – 12.00pm

Come and find out about the history of Wardsend Cemetery. We will give an overview of many different aspects such as the location, the Great Sheffield Flood, the Cemetery Riot, and the chapel, as well as some interesting stories about some of our ‘residents’. Suggested donation £2.00.

Family History Day: Saturday 28th July

This event will take place at Wardsend Cemetery 2.00pm – 3.00pm, then at The Gardener’s Rest in Neepsend (S3 8AT) from 3.30pm until 5.00pm. Visitors are welcome to join us at one or both locations as they wish.