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  1. Sheffield's new City Hall

    Fantastic video of Sheffield City Hall being opened for the first time in 1932 Costing £500,000 and taking 16 years to construct the City Hall was a groundbreaking building in more ways than one Amazing film this! There's a fantastic book all about Sheffield City Hall available HERE at Amazon too
  2. Sheffield Victoria Train Station

    Thank you It's such a shame to lose this station and line
  3. 111 Places in Sheffield that you shouldn't miss - a book with photos by Richard Anderson Pick up a copy HERE at Amazon The ultimate insider's guide to Sheffield Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 170 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide Appeals to both the local market (over 1.5 million people call Sheffield home) and the tourist market (more than 150,000 people visit Sheffield every year!) Fully illustrated with 111 full-page colour photographs Sheffield is yet to be discovered. Were you aware that football's first professional rule book was written in Sheffield, and that it is home to the oldest ground in professional use? Did you know that climbers the world over come to Stanage Edge for the challenges offered by one of the world's most fearsome millstone grit escarpments? Did you know that the Arctic Monkeys grew up in Sheffield, and that you can see the room at Yellow Arch Studios where they rehearsed as schoolboys and cut their first album? Did you know that the steepest hill in the entire 2012 Tour de France is in Sheffield? Did you know that Sheffield's craft breweries produce some of the finest beers in the world? Did you know that you can walk out of the centre of Sheffield, through parkland, and directly into open countryside? Get a copy of the book HERE at Amazon
  4. Sheffield in the 1960's

    Same here - we're always on the lookout for new stuff When we find them we'll post them on here
  5. Thank you Was the hospital right down to the opposite corner to The Prince Of Wales?
  6. Sheffield in the 1960's

    Ah yeah I've got that one - it's great! I'm always on the lookout for these. I just love them
  7. Sheffield Victoria Train Station

    Absolutely love this photo of the old Sheffield Victoria Train Station and the adjacent hotel in Sheffield city centre. Looks like a rainy day in the steel city judging by the clouds and the wet road, and not many cars kicking about either. Did anyone use this station? Was it open at the time of the current train station that we have today?
  8. Sheffield in the 1960's

    Just ordered these books from HERE at Amazon where they are currently on offer. Can't get enough of these kind of Sheffield books where you get to see what life was like back in the day. I am running out of storage space now for all the Sheffield related books, vinyls, pictures that I've got in my collection but not seen these two before so delighted they're on their way to me Amazon have some fantastic stuff about Sheffield currently. Take a look HERE
  9. Don't know why but this later taken photo after the name change looks pretty grim
  10. Does anyone remember The Prince Of Wales pub on Division Street in Sheffield City Centre? Now better known as the Frog and Parrot of course and one of the main places in Sheffield to check out live bands on their early paths to success (or failure depending how they do) Now the frontage features much more glass and is a darker colour but back then the Prince Of Wales stood proudly in bright (white?) paint Did you go in this pub and if so what was the atmosphere like? Was it a friendly welcoming place?
  11. Anyone remember the Beehive Pub on Dykes Hall Road? Currently a Tesco Express the Beehive Pub was a favourite of locals but also very popular before and after Sheffield Wednesday home games at Hillsborough The pub went the same way as many after the smoking ban and the rise in prices of alcohol and went through a bad patch where it turned really rough before eventually closing down and reopening as a supermarket Situated on Dykes Hall Road just up from Hillsborough (is this area Wadsley?) The Beehive is yet another example of Sheffield pubs that are no longer with us
  12. Here's a photo of Campbell Road just off Broughton Road where Sheffield Arena is now How times change... Do you remember this road?
  13. All it needs is a bit of Hendo's splashed all over it and we have the perfect Sheffield meal here. Wonder which cafe's would have sold this over the years?
  14. What do we know about this place?

    So where would the photographer have been stood to take this photo and which direction is he facing?
  15. Have a close look at this fantastic photo of Young Rascals clothes shop in Sheffield City Centre There's a sign in the window saying that you could meet The Wombles there Anyone remember the shop and even more interestingly did anyone go and meet the Wombles there?