From the location of Tina Turner’s last concert to unrealised plans for a monorail and the fate of the most opulent theatre outside London, here are 10 gems from the archives.
5. Sheffield Cathedral could have been twice its present size
Sheffield Cathedral could have had two spires, a massive nave stretching to Church Street and a completely new north side - if World War Two hadn’t got in the way. Ambitious plans were delayed during the conflict then scaled back in the post-war era for cost reasons.
Photo: Steve Ellis
6. A highwayman's dead body was left hanging in Sheffield for over 35 years
Highwayman Spence Broughton committed a robbery in Sheffield in 1791 - after being caught and convicted, he was executed and his body was left to hang in chains on Attercliffe Common for 36 years. People flocked to see his remains.
Photo: Picture Sheffield
7. Sheffield City Hall's organ has more than 4,000 pipes
The Grand Henry Willis III Organ at Sheffield City Hall has 4,037 pipes and 75 stops, making it the biggest instrument of its kind in the city.
Photo: Dean Atkins
8. Sheffield has one of the country's longest railway tunnels
The Totley Tunnel - seen here in 1973 - is the fourth-longest mainline railway tunnel in the UK, extending for three-and-a-half miles. It runs between Totley and Grindleford. It opened in 1893.
Photo: Sheffield Newspapers Limited