Many stores have come and gone on The Moor as shopping habits have changed, as these nostalgic photos from decades gone by show. There are few constants other than Sheffield’s famous Atkinsons department store at the foot of The Moor, which last year turned 150.
These photos, from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s, show lost shops ranging from those which have disappeared more recently, like Debenhams, BHS and Woolworths, to those which vanished long ago including the old Pauldens and Roberts Brothers department stores.
All the images featured in this retro photo gallery are shared courtesy of Picture Sheffield.
1. British Home Stores
The bandstand on the The Moor, in Sheffield city centre, in 1986, with British Home Stores, GT News; Visionhire and Fashion Craze in the background. Photo: Picture Sheffield/Sheffield Newspapers
2. Timberland DIY
The Moor, Sheffield city centre, in March 1981, showing shops including Timberland DIY store and DER TV rentals. Photo: Picture Sheffield
3. Cranes pianos and organs
This photo of The Moor, looking towards Sheffield Town Hall, shows shops including the piano and organ dealer Cranes, on the right in the foreground. Photo: Picture Sheffield
4. Our Price
The Moor, Sheffield city centre, in May 1996, showing Our Price music store and Argos catalogue shop. Photo: Picture Sheffield