Forgotten pictures showing what Sheffield's High Street looked like in the 1950s

Here are some pictures of the past which show a forgotten window to the High Street in Sheffield in the 1950s and 60s.

Thursday, 18th February 2021, 10:15 am
Shoppers crossing High Street, 1952
Shoppers crossing High Street, 1952

These pictures have been kindly donated by Picture Sheffield, the city’s archive collection, so take a walk down memory lane and see the bygone shops and retailers from years gone by.

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High Street looking towards newly constructed premises on Change Alley, 1959

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High Street looking towards Market Place and T.B. and W. Cockayne Ltd, Nos 1-13, Angel Street, 1950s
High Street from Commercial Street junction, 1955
High Street outside Nos 10-12, H. Samuel Ltd., Jewellers, 1954
High Street looking towards Market Place and shell of former Burton Montague (nineteen years after Blitz), No 59/65, C and A Modes Ltd., right, 1959
Former premises of Montague Burton Ltd., Tailors, No 51-55, High Street, 1957. The building was destroyed in the Blitz of 1940, but wasn't finally demolished until c. 1960.
High Street showing (left) Peter Robinson Ltd., fashion department store (Nos.51-57) and (right) C and A, department store, (Nos.59-65), 1957