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  1. Many thanks for the comments on the maps we have been uploading to Picture Sheffield recently. The City Archives and Local Studies Library has a wonderful collection comprising thousands of maps dating from the 16th century onwards. We are trying to give the collection a higher profile and make it available to as many people as possible. The maps are scanned at exactly the same resolution as the photographs. The difference however comes from the need to compress very large maps down to a size where they fit on a computer screen. In the light of recent comments however we have reviewed how we process the map images. The zoomed image is now larger and presented in a higher quality format. Hopefully this allows you to see more detail without slowing down the performance of Picture Sheffield. We are currently working our way through all of the map images on Picture Sheffield to improve them. The series prefixed ‘arc’ is complete. The other main set of maps (prefixed ‘y’) should be complete within a few weeks. As well as viewing the maps on Picture Sheffield the originals remain available at the City Archives and at the Local Studies Library in the Central Library should you wish to consult them. We welcome everyone who wishes to use the service in person or online. If you have any further comments or suggestions feel free to contact me via archives@sheffield.gov.uk Peter Evans, Archives and Heritage Manager
  2. The latest newsletter from the City Archives and Local Studies Library has just been published: New link to newsletter You need to scroll down the page and look on the right hand side for 'supporting information'
  3. Thanks to everyone who pledged their support to this project. We raised the full amount in just over 24 hours! You can view updates on the project page (including a link to a Sheffield Star article) http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/help-save-a-rare-piece-of-sheffields-history . Click on updates. The photographs have been purchased and are on their way to Sheffield where they will be added to Picture Sheffield soon. The originals will be stored in the secure vaults of the Central Library, safe for future generations to enjoy.
  4. Sheffield City Archives and Local Studies Library is asking 149 people to donate just £1 to help save two rare photographs currently on sale on eBay. The images relate to the Mafeking Seaside Fund and show crowds around a Boer war cannon on Leopold Street in c. 1900. They are currently on sale for £149 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OLD-PHOTOS-BOER-WAR-MAFEKING-SEASIDE-FUND-RAISING-GUN-SHEFFIELD-YORKS-C-1900-/352052314256 There are just over two weeks to raise £149 towards the purchase of these two rare photographs. Once purchased they will be scanned and added to Picture Sheffield for everyone interested in Sheffield’s history to enjoy. Over 400 Sheffielder’s died in the Boer War. Their names are listed on memorials in the entrance to the Town Hall and in Weston Park. The war is also remembered in local street names such as Ladysmith Avenue and Mafeking Place and also in the Spion Kops at both of Sheffield’s football grounds. You can pledge a £1 here http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/help-save-a-rare-piece-of-sheffields-history
  5. This unidentified picture has just appeared on Picture Sheffield - does anyone recognise where it is?http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;t07978&pos=4&action=zoom&id=116622
  6. Thanks everyone. I initially thought it was Firth Park too. Beginning to think it was a design that was never built.
  7. I found this nice engraving knocking about but I don’t recognise the church. Can anyone help?
  8. I've noticed Sheffield libraries are seeking views of users and non-users. As well as the Central Library and local libraries you can also comment on Archives and Local Studies and local and family history https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/communities-business-strategy/sheffield-libraries-survey
  9. Many thanks Fizzy pop and St Annington - mystery solved!
  10. Thanks for the info re. the White Hart Inn Syrup and Steve HB. Much appreciated.
  11. Does anyone know where these are of? PictureSheffield can’t identify them. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;u09580&pos=425&action=zoom&id=95096 and http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;t07180&pos=427&action=zoom&id=95635
  12. Two images have just appeared on Picture Sheffield with no street name. Does anyone know where they are of? http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;u09041&pos=261&action=zoom&id=107538 and http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;u09042&pos=262&action=zoom&id=107539