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  1. Archives and Local Studies staff had an extremely successful day at the auction of the Tim Hale Photographic Collection yesterday. Thanks to generous public donations together with support from the Graves Trust we saved over 2,000 cards for Picture Sheffield. We secured a fantastic range of subjects including street scenes, sport, hospitals, pubs, transport, temperance, industry, Sheffield greetings cards, local elections, advertising, early aviation, World War I, schools and theatres, and many more. We’ll be sorting through the photographs over the coming weeks - watch out for them on www.picturesheffield.com. We’ll also be arranging a display in the Central Library later in the year. Thanks again for all your support! Peter Evans Archives and Heritage Manager
  2. A huge thank you to everyone who donated to our emergency appeal to raise funds to save as much of the Tim Hale Photographic Collection as we can for Picture Sheffield. The response to the appeal has been amazing, raising several thousand pounds in just a matter of days. We hope to buy at least some of the collection at the auction and make it available for everyone to see on Picture Sheffield. Thank you once again. Peter Evans Archives and Local Studies Manager
  3. 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
  4. 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'
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Thanks everyone. I initially thought it was Firth Park too. Beginning to think it was a design that was never built.
  9. I found this nice engraving knocking about but I don’t recognise the church. Can anyone help?
  10. 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
  11. Many thanks Fizzy pop and St Annington - mystery solved!
  12. Thanks for the info re. the White Hart Inn Syrup and Steve HB. Much appreciated.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Sheffield Libraries and Archives recently launched its elibrary service.  As well as ebooks and eaudio you can download and read emagazines.  There are over 300 to choose from including BBC History, Who Do You Think You Are, History Revealed and All About History.  And it’s available for free to all Sheffield Library members. https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries/elibrary.html
  16. This image is captioned 'Sharrow Lane Nursery and Infant School' but I can't place this on Sharrow Lane at all. Anyone any ideas where it is? It's dated 1979. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s31214&pos=4&action=zoom&id=103597
  17. Does anyone know anything about this building just published on Picture Sheffield? The caption reads simply 'Old Norton court house'. It's dated 1974. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s31490&pos=1&action=zoom&id=103886
  18. Anyone know which church this is ? The photos are dated 1966. They've just appeared on Picture Sheffield.
  19. This picture has recently been added to Picture Sheffield. Does anyone know where it is? http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;u07656&pos=1&action=zoom&id=101625
  20. If you’re enjoying watching BBC One’s The Village, which last night included a storyline on the influenza pandemic of 1920 you may be interested in this youtube video from Sheffield Archives and Local Studies on the impact of the pandemic on Sheffield http://youtu.be/eEEqWcME55g