Are you among these Sheffield sun worshippers enjoying past heatwaves?

Phew, what a scorcher! Most of us have been enjoying the summer sun at home this year even more than usual.

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 3:55 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 3:57 pm
A packed Hathersage outdoor swimming pool as bathers lap up the heatwave weather in August 2001. It's a favourite spot for Sheffielders to head to, sadly closed at the moment
A packed Hathersage outdoor swimming pool as bathers lap up the heatwave weather in August 2001. It's a favourite spot for Sheffielders to head to, sadly closed at the moment

Here’s some pictures of heatwaves of years past. You could always look at them with an ice cream!

Victor the polar bear cools off on the warm spring sun at Yorkshire Wildlife Park in April 2015
Having fun at Hathersage in 2016 - looks like there's musicians in the bandstand

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Footballers, probably mostly Sheffield United players, at Hathersage open-air pool in the 1920s to 30s
Millhouses Lido at Millhouses Park, Sheffield was once hugely popular on summer days. This may have been in the 1960s or 70s
Farmer John Barratt of Dodworth gathers in the June hay crop, which was a month late, in the heatwave on July 20, 1972
Three-year-old Violet Morris cools off in the fountains in Sheffield's Peace Gardens on June 25, 2018 as temperatures were expected to rise across Yorkshire in the following week
The ideal spot for trainee chef Danny Webster, aged 17, from Chesterfield to cool down in the June 2000 heatwave was the Silver Blades Ice Rink on Queens Road, Sheffield
Much of Derwent Dam had dried up in a heatwave on June 2, 1957
Once upon a time, everyone in the city centre headed to the Peace Gardens in their lunch breaks to soak up some summer sun
Here's a similiar scene in the city centre in May 1981
Families still head to Millhouses Park in a heatwave. Great grandma Jean Islip, left, and Tracey Saynor with three-year-old Frankie Saynor in July 2018
Three-year-old Louis Holmes enjoying the water at Millhouses Park in July 2018
The Moor was transformed into virtual beach in the summer of 2008, complete with deck chairs, Punch and Judy shows and real sand (in the bandstand!)
Pirates invaded the Beach on the Moor summer event in August 2007, so youngsters had to fight them off!