Of course, we could not do a list with everyone who is famous from the Steel City, but here are some people you know and some you may be surprised to know lived or worked in our great city.
1. Peter Stringfellow
The multi-million pound entrepreneur Peter Stringfellow grew up in Pitsmoor, Sheffield and he attended Pye Bank Primary.He made a name for himself renting St Aidan's Church Hall in Sheffield every Friday night, operating the Black Cat Club. Several bands played in the club, but it was when he secured the Beatles to play that his fortunes changed and he went on to open nightclubs around the world leaving his Sheffield roots behind.
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2. Joseph William Thornton
Thorntons began in Sheffield in 1911; a business started by Joseph William Thornton who opened the company’s first shop at 159 Norfolk St in Sheffield with Peter’s father Norman Thornton as the manager at the age of 15.
3. Helen Sharman
Helen Sharman is a chemist who became the first British astronaut as well as the first woman to visit the Mir space station in May 1991 but before that she was born in Grenoside, Sheffield, where she attended Grenoside Junior and Infant School, later moving to Greenhill. After studying at Jordanthorpe Comp, she obtained a BSc degree in chemistry at the University of Sheffield in 1984 before moving away to get her PhD.
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4. Eddie Izzard
Although not born in Sheffield Eddie came to the steel city to go to university but dropped out of his accountancy course to pursue a career in comedy.