Photographs from the launch of the Sheffield Home of Football walking app

Photographs of the Sheffield Library event courtesy of Ellis Carr, Nick Partridge and Stephen Elliot. Discover the app yourself -download here:

The crowd gathers at Heeley Parish Church – The grave of Nathaniel Creswick and the world’s oldest football club formed from a church.


Geoffrey Norton – oldest surviving descendant of Nathaniel Creswick.

Richard Tims (Chairman of Sheffield FC) outlines his plan to build the Home of Football Stadium.

Mark Metcalf co author of Fred Spiksley book outside the site of where the Olive Grove was situated.

The B&Q Store on Queens Road, the site of Sheffield FC’s East Bank Ground in 1857. The ground where Association football began.

Martin Westby the app designer, explains that the Olive Grove Campus stands on the site of the long demolished Park House. This is where the early Sheffield FC players would change before matches and where they held their inaugural meetings.


The bust of William Prest (co founder of Sheffield FC ) at the Cutlers Hotel.

Half time oranges at the Town Hall with Sheffield’s Lord Mayor.

John Garrett talks about Sheffield United’s early history in the Cricketers Arms on Bramall Lane.

Walk finishes at Highfield Library -the site of Sheffield Wednesday’s first ever ground.

Q&A session with local football club historians after the walk from left to right : John Wilson, Mark Metcalf, Jason Dickinson, Andy Dixon, Ben, Martin Westby and Clive Nicholson.

All washed down with free tea and cakes courtesy of those lovely people at Tesco!

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