Sheffield cooks over the years
Sheffield cooks over the years

Here's 10 pictures that portray Sheffield people cooking through the ages - from the First World War to the modern era

These pictures from the Sheffield Archives show cooks from young to old, from professionals keeping the city fed to youngsters learning how to tackle their first recipes at school.

Monday, 27th September 2021, 4:27 pm

The most poignant is the 1914 picture of Sheffield City Battalion soldiers at Redmires training camp, learning how to keep themselves fed on the frontline. Many of the Pals battalion, as those fighting units drawn from a single area were called, were killed in action and it was disbanded in 1918.

You can find these images on the Picture Sheffield website,, by searching for the reference numbers in the captions.

You can also share your own pictures on our Facebook group, Retro and memories – Sheffield Star.

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