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  1. Not sure if this is of any interest, but the Telegraph are offering a free A3 size ordnance survey map personalised to the postcode you enter from the 1805 survey. Link is below: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/promotions/8867063/Free-personalised-historic-map-worth-15.95.html You have to pay £2.99 for postage so not completely free, but thought it might appeal?!
  2. Me, my Mum and brother were the first 'passengers' carried on a bendy bus in Sheffield, my Dad was one of the instructors and we were all sat on the first one they got while him and one of his colleagues were having a try.
  3. Building on that, wasn't Mary, Queen of Scots held captive in Sheffield for a number of years?
  4. Thanks for the help, I visited the centre sporadically when I was younger, but as I now live at that end of town I've been a very frequent visitor there for the last 6 or 7 years and thought I remembered it quite well. I remember the cinema entrance being where the Sainsbury's now is and the McDonald's being in the same site, I even remember the encased pyrite (fools gold) they had in the entrances, but can't for the life of me remember the train or the food court, which is why I was hoping someone might have some pictures?!
  5. Long shot, but I wondered if anyone had any pictures of the centre when it first opened back in the late 80's (IIRC)? The reason I ask, we were discussing it today at work and one of my colleagues described a food court on the lower level where the escalators are, he vividly described a model train and various independent food outlets, none of which anyone else could remember (we all remembered the cinema and the Indian Restaurant that relocated up the road)?! I first thought he may have been describing the original food court in Orchard Square (bottom level of what now is TK Maxx), but he's adamant it was Crystal Peaks? Can anyone shed any light on this?