A new ski run opens at Parkwood Springs dry skiing venue in Sheffield in October 1988
A new ski run opens at Parkwood Springs dry skiing venue in Sheffield in October 1988

Sheffield in pictures in 1988 - Crystal Peaks, the ski village, Silver Blades ice rink, ABC Cinema

Looking at our pictures of Sheffield in 1988, you can see the city starting to enter a brave new world.

By Julia Armstrong
Monday, 14th March 2022, 9:01 am

Olympic ski jumper Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards opened the new Crystal Peaks shopping centre, which had its own alpine area!

George Senior’s Ponds Forge was giving way to the swimming pool complex that took its name.

It seems symbolic that a giant anvil was dug up during the construction work taking place in 1988 in those changing times.

In those days you could hit the slopes at Parkwood Springs ski village, get your skates on at the much-missed Silver Blades ice rink or head for a night out at the ABC Cinema on Angel Street or Sinatra’s on Carver Street.

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