Competitive supermarkets and online shopping have all but killed off the humble local shop nowadays, but in the days of personal service and localised retail there was another set of unique outlets fondly remembered in Sheffield — The Fletchers Van!
The mecca for all children and a bind for all parents, long before the soul-less, cavernous warehouses of Toys R Us that killed the mystique of the toy emporium, Sheffield had Redgates. The toy shop of all toy shops.
Half of Team GB’s Winter Olympic freestyle skiing team trained at Sheffield Ski Village, now its an abandoned mess.
People are increasingly opening up about their stress and depression problems in Facebook posts. It is great that people feel able to speak out about such things - any stigma around such issues seemingly, and rightfully, relegated to the past.