But times have changed and they have been pedestrianised for more than 40 years. As the council considers a permanent traffic ban on Pinstone Street, we dug out old photos and asked readers for their memories of when the car was king. Thanks to Sheffield Archives.
5. The Moor in February 1966.
John Pritchett, aged 59, of Bradway, said: ‘I think Fargate improved from pedestrianisation, though the Moor was far better with traffic. The Manpower Services Commission building (Moorfoot) put paid to that.’
6. Junction of London Road, Cemetery Road and The Moor.
Junction of London Road, Cemetery Road and The Moor in October 1963. Barclays Bank and the Locarno Ballroom (former Lansdowne Picture Palace) in background.
7. The Moor in 1887.
Decorated for Queen Victoria'a Jubilee, looking towards St. Paul's Church (demolished). Premises on left include Nos 86-90, John Atkinson, Draper (with large flag), No 94, J. Puttrell and Co. Painters.
8. The Moor, July 1965.
The Moor looking towards Pinstone Street and the Town Hall, with Pauldens at left. On Twitter @basilteabag said: ‘The Moor seemed to become rundown after pedestrianisation. Fargate was improved. Many avoid the city centre due to bad parking and crazy one way systems.’