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This poem, written by Avril herself was found amongst her possessions and was read out at her funeral by Andy - enjoy!
Gillfield Wood - known locally also as Gillyfield Wood was first documented in 1561 as ‘a springe wood called Jyll felde’ but is certainly much older. Sinuous in shape and following the Totley Brook, it is at the edge of Sheffield near the Peak District National Park, lying on the boundary between both Totley and Holmesfield and South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Gillfield is a peaceful wood, mostly replanted with American (red) oak and larch in the 1960’s but retaining much of its ancient spring flora including swathes of bluebells and wood anemones.
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The Story of Gillfield Wood - a colour leaflet.
Level 1 Archaeological Survey Report - all features found in the wood.
The Story of Gillfield Wood - full history from our surveys and research.