28DL Regular User
Visited with BAJ, Fudge, Jazzywheelz and LeedsExplorer
Info pinched from Fudge's report:
The city of Sheffield derives its name from the Sheaf; the river which was culverted beneath the city's streets in the 1860's. Until the 17th century the name Sheaf was written as Scheth or Sheath. Sidney Oldall Addy equates the origins of this word with the Old English shed (as in water-shed) or sheth, which mean to divide, or separate. Historically, the Sheafâ€”along with its tributaries the Meers Brook and the Limb Brookâ€”formed part of the border separating the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of Mercia and Northumbria; it remained on the border between Yorkshire and Derbyshire into the 20th century.
Sadly we didn't have time to do the entire length due to the car park being stupid.
Always good fun walking around a town or city in a pair of waders, plenty of stares and even a heckler.
Big thanks to everyone who came, was a good laugh :)
Thanks for looking