Memory Lane down The Moor

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IT’S an exhibition to remind us how Sheffield used to be.

Once familiar shop-fronts, long gone pubs, and businesses of yesteryear take pride of place in the free display in the windows of the former Sunwin House on Furnival Gate.

It features pictures from local photographers including celebrated lensman Jack Wrigley, who has been capturing the heart and soul of the Steel City for more than six decades.

The pictures are part of a collection posted online to the Facebook group Pictures of Sheffield Old and New, created by nurse Hedley Bishop.

Having previously held similar exhibitions on The Moor, Castle Market and the windows of the empty Castle House Co-op in Angel Street, the group has 12,000 photos and gained 1,500 members, some from as far away as Australia and New Zealand.

Sandra Barley, The Moor centre liaison manager, said: “The group staged an exhibition on The Moor last summer and it proved hugely popular.

“This is bigger and more ambitious and we’re hoping for a similar reaction.”