Monday, May 12, 2014

From the Archives: the rise and fall of South Yorkshire County Council

The Local Government Act 1972 formally established South Yorkshire on 1 April 1974.  Between 1974 and 1986, the new county was presided over by South Yorkshire County Council.  When the Council was abolished in 1986, the records were passed to Sheffield Archives for safe keeping.  Thanks to a grant from the National Cataloguing Grants Programme for Archives, we’ve now sorted and listed the records that tell the story of the politics and people of South Yorkshire County Council.

On Wednesday evening, we will be joined by John Cornwell, former Deputy Leader of South Yorkshire County Council (1982 - 1986) who will be talking about the history of South Yorkshire County Council.  Join us for this rare opportunity to hear a first-hand account of one of South Yorkshire’s most defining historical eras.

Wed 15 May 2014, 6:30pm, Carpenter Room, First Floor, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 1XZ (£2 per person, book via: