Fargate in Sheffield was all but abandoned back in March 2020. Usually bursting with shoppers, Fargate was silent and all shops closed and empty.

A look back at empty Sheffield following the announcement of the first Covid lockdown

We take a look back at the deserted look of Sheffield after the announcement of the first Covid-19 lockdown.

Wednesday, 23rd March 2022, 2:15 pm

Back in March 2020, the UK Government announced that the country would be entered into lockdown following the spread of the Coronavirus.

With everyone stuck inside at home and unable to go outside except for necessities, cities up and down the country had been virtually all but abandoned.

Sheffield was almost a ghost town during this period, with the only places people being allowed to go being shops, hospitals and public spaces for exercise.

Here are some of the images we took back in 2020 as we look back at a deserted Steel City.

Sheffield was almost a ghost town during this period, with the only places people being allowed to go being shops, hospitals and public spaces for exercise.

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