New book shows 70 years of unseen Sheffield pictures

These previously unpublished pictures of Sheffield recall huge times of change in the city.

Thursday, 7th November 2019, 12:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 5:20 pm
A police officer directing traffic on High Street, Sheffield in 1960
A police officer directing traffic on High Street, Sheffield in 1960

They are published in a new book by a city publisher and date back over 70 years.

Here you can see bustling streets, long-gone cinemas and buildings springing up that are now long gone.

A picture of Castle Street shows building work going on at Castle Market in the 1960s, the building of course now demolished.

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The Copper Coin on Cambridge Street, Sheffield in 1970

Another of cranes on the skyline shows Park Hill under construction.

That has undergone huge changes since the optimistic days of former slum tenants enjoying their new homes in the ‘streets in the sky’.

The high-quality images show old theatres, cinemas, markets, the Hole in the Road, Cambridge Arcade, Coles Corner, The Corn Exchange and so many more places places that have now disappeared from the Sheffield skyline.

The book is called Unseen Images of Sheffield Throughout the Last 70 Years.

Sheffield Cathedral clock in 1959

It is 100 pages long and contains more than 140 photographs of Sheffield, dating from ther 1950s through to the millennium.

Written by David Richardson and Michael Liversidge, it has been published by Sheffield company Pickards Design and Print.

The book, costing £12.99, is available at Waterstones, Orchard Square, Sheffield Scene on Surrey Street and online at Amazon UK.

The book can also be bought, post free, direct from [email protected]

An image looking up in Cambridge Street in 1959, taken from the book Unseen Images of Sheffield in the Last 70 Years by David Richardson and Michael Liversidge
The Palace Cinema on Union Street, Sheffield in 1961
Castle Street, Sheffield in the 1960s, looking towards the building of Castle Market
Sheaf Street, Sheffield in 1961, featured in the new book Unseen images of Sheffield in the Last 70 Years, by David Richardson and Michael Liversidge
Cambridge Street in Sheffield in 1961