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.
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These are just some of the much-missed shops which have been lost in Sheffield over the years. Pictured here are Debenhams (top left), children looking at a robot outside Hamley's, and Redgates toy store (bottom left) Photo: National World
A model railway at Redgates in Sheffield city centre, a toy store so beloved by generations of Sheffield children that there's a plaque to remember it on the building that replaced it at the top of The Moor/Furnival Gate Photo: Submitted
The newly-refurbished Woolworth store on The Moor, Sheffield in 1978. Woolworth was once the go-to place for everything from the latest records to its ever-popular pick and mix, but the chain has sadly disappeared from Britain's high streets Photo: Sheffield Newspapers
Sheffield's former C&A store on High Street. It later became a Primark before that moved to The Moor. C&A used to be a mainstay of the British high street and the chain still has many stores elsewhere in Europe Photo: National World