Wind the clock back further and there are so many famous shops which have been lost over the years, from Redgates at the top of The Moor, the fondly remembered toy shop which was like a magical world for generations of children, to C&A and Woolworth. In fact, Atkinsons department store, at the bottom of The Moor, stands out as one of the few constants in the city centre during decades of change.
We’ve had a look through the archives to bring you these nostalgic photos of some of Sheffield's favourite and most-missed shops which have disappeared for good. As the mad Christmas shopping rush begins, this photo gallery will help take you back to a different era on the high street, long before the days of Amazon.
1. Famous visitor at Redgates
Television presenter Leslie Crowther, of Crackerjack fame, pictured at Redgates toy store in Sheffield, surrounded by a crowd of smiling youngsters, on November 22, 1975 Photo: Sheffield Newspapers
When Attercliffe was a thriving shopping district of Sheffield, Banners department store was the jewel in the crown. People fondly remember the wooden escalators, the tube system used to send money around the store and the little coins you could only spend in Banners Photo: JPI
Redgates toy shop again, pictured here in 1986, with this photo giving a better idea of the scale of the shop at the top of The Moor in Sheffield city centre Photo: Nancy Fielder
4. Brightside & Carbrook Co-op Store
The famous spiral staircase in the Brightside & Carbrook Co-op Store, at Castle House, Sheffield, in 1964. It's now part of trendy foodhall Kommune Photo: Sheffield Newspapers