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 city now has its own local TV station in Sheffield Live! TV. But did you know the Steel City had its own TV channel way back in the 1970s?
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.
We think everyone else has got cakes wrong. Forget the sweet stuff, in Sheffield we have breadcakes and fishcakes!
Half of Team GB’s Winter Olympic freestyle skiing team trained at Sheffield Ski Village, now its an abandoned mess.
Everybody knows 2Pac and Dr. Dre’s hip-hop hit California Love, but did you know of it’s Sheffield origins?
Sheffield is blessed with some high-quality street art. A fan has compiled a list of where you can find the best, which you can view on this interactive map!
Long before the Supertram system was introduced, Sheffield had plans for a Minitram monorail system.