14 pictures of Sheffield's lost shops from Woolworths to C&A - which do you miss?

Woolworth, C&A, Robert Brothers, BHS, Redgates – they’re all shops we’ve lost in Sheffield that bring back many fond memories.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 9:19 am
Sheffield shops from back in the day
Sheffield shops from back in the day

Here we have a look at just how much the city’s shopping areas have changed over the years. Imagine going to lunch somewhere with an orchestra playing! They had one at Walsh’s on the High Street back in the 1950s.

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Sheffield's former C&A store, which later became Primark
A busy sale scene in the gents department at Walsh's Department Store, High Street, Sheffield in January 1976
The shops in High Street, Sheffield, in 1973 including Saxone, Lilley & Skinner, Bellmans, Hector Powe, Dolcis, C&A and Peter Robinson
The newly-refurbished Woolworth store on The Moor, Sheffield in 1978
Castle House Co-op department store, pictured in April 2016
Lynette Spicer, Sales Assistant of the Year, at Rackhams Department Store, Sheffield in October 1984
The Banners building, a former department store in the centre of Attercliffe, Sheffield, pictured in March 2011
Walsh's department store above Castle Square subway, Sheffield - the Hole in the Road - in August 1968
Just to show that outdoor dining is nothing new, a cafe area outside Paulden's department store on Charter Square in the 1970s. The Grosvenor House Hotel is in the background
The John Walsh department store in Sheffield High Street in 1950
The Moor, Sheffield, showing Robert Brothers Department Store, Rockingham House, British Home Stores and Paulden's in February 1966
A robot outside Hamley's Toy Shop on the Moor, Sheffield c1987
Redgates Toy Shop, Sheffield in December 1954
Mandy Nunn and electronic toys at Redgates, Sheffield in November 1979