Redgates was known affectionately as the 'Yorkshire Disneyland' and was widely considered to be Britain’s best toy store outside of London. After 129 years as a family concern, the store was sold to UK chain Zodiac Toys in 1986. Two years later, Zodiac closed it. A plaque has gone up where the store used to stand at the top of The Moor, where H&M is now located. TV presenter Leslie Crowther is pictured here at Redgates in November 1975.
Redgates was known affectionately as the 'Yorkshire Disneyland' and was widely considered to be Britain’s best toy store outside of London. After 129 years as a family concern, the store was sold to UK chain Zodiac Toys in 1986. Two years later, Zodiac closed it. A plaque has gone up where the store used to stand at the top of The Moor, where H&M is now located. TV presenter Leslie Crowther is pictured here at Redgates in November 1975.

12 Sheffield city centre haunts which have been lost forever, including much-loved pubs, clubs and shops

Sheffield’s skyline is studded with cranes as the redevelopment of the city centre continues apace.

By Robert Cumber
Friday, 24th June 2022, 10:44 am

New buildings, including a flagship hotel overlooking the Peace Gardens and a fresh food hall opposite the old John Lewis department store, are gradually taking shape as the city’s heart undergoes a major transformation.

But there are many fondly remembered shops, pubs, clubs and other city landmarks which have been lost for good in recent years.

Here are some of Sheffield city centre’s best known haunts which have closed or disappeared.

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