Celebrating 30th Anniversary

The Rivelin Valley Conservation Group (RVCG)  celebrated their 30th Anniversary this year and held a Heritage Open Day (HOD) in Rivelin Park as part of their celebrations.

The event was pared down somewhat due to covid but was still quite a challenge to plan and execute.

After a short shower, the rest of the day turned out fine.


The RVCG had their normal stall of bird boxes and bird food etc. and a second information stall giving information about the history of Rivelin Valley and it’s cutlery mills with two models on display.

The third gazebo was a family area where children could see wildlife exhibits and paint and draw to their hearts content and managed by Joan Buckland and her husband Paul.

Guided walks and Poetry

Graham Appleby led two guided walks to Mousehole Forge, once one of the biggest producers of anvils in the world and there was a poetry walk with Fay Musselwhite.

Lord Mayor and 30th Anniversary Bench

The highlight of the day was a visit by Sheffield’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Gail Smith, who revealed the new stone commemorative bench.

The stone bench was commissioned by the Rivelin Valley Conservation Group celebrating 30 years – 1991 to 2021 and skilfully engraved by Andrew Vickers of Stoneface Creative at Storrs Lane, Stannington.