Painting goes on show to public for first time

Painting of Sheffield Castle is back where it belongs - in the city at Manor Lodge.

Painting of Sheffield Castle is back where it belongs - in the city at Manor Lodge.

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A historic painting of Sheffield Castle which was put in storage in Manchester has been returned to Sheffield.

The painting was comissioned by the Brightside and Carbrook Co-op in 1964, to mark the opening of Sheffield’s Angel Street store, and was exhibited in the boardroom for many years.

When the Co-op closed in 2011, the painting, by local artist Keith Steele, was put in storage in Manchester.

The Co-op has joined forces with Green Estate to display the painting at Turret House, Manor Lodge, Sheffield.

Community historian Peter Machan has created an exhibition to accompany the painting, which was unveiled by the 22nd Earl of Shrewsbury and Lord Mayor of Sheffield.

The exhibition is open to the public every Friday and Saturday, from 11am to 3pm.

Steve Thompson from the Co-op’s South Yorkshire area committee, said: “We are thrilled to be able to return this fantastic painting to its home city, and share it with the public for the first time.

“It plays a big part in The Co-operative’s local history.”

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