Golden age recalled in book

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A SHEFFIELD author’s book launch took shoppers in Meadowhall back in time to the golden age of the 1950s.

Neil Anderson’s new book, Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1950s Sheffield, was unveiled at Waterstone’s in the shopping centre.

Scores of people turned up to trade stories of long gone local institutions such as the Locarno and the Sheffield Empire.

Neil said: “We often think of the fifties as quite a repressed decade shaped by rationing, National Service and post war recovery but for young people growing up it was a truly magical time.”

His book features interviews, rare photos and memorabilia and is the fourth in the Dirty Stop Out’s Guide series which has previously covered the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.