Hillsborough Corner over the yearsHillsborough Corner over the years
Hillsborough Corner over the years

Then and now: How this Sheffield suburb has changed over the years

Hillsborough Corner lies at the heart of the Sheffield suburb and its main shopping area.

The meeting point of Langsett Road, Middlewood Road, Holme Lane and Bradfield Road near the River Loxley has been altered and changed a few times, with the last major development being the arrival of Supertram, which caused chaos for a long time. Hillsborough has long maintained its own busy shopping centre, maybe due to the fact that the area only became part of Sheffield just after the turn of the last century.

Of course the area becomes much busier on Sheffield Wednesday match days and both the stadium and the club’s Middlewood Road training ground lie close by.

Supertram construction may have caused traffic chaos but it has given the area easy access to the city centre and Meadowhall. As you can see from these pictures, the presence of trams goes right back to the early horse-drawn days. The old tram terminus was on Holme Lane, where the facade of the building still stands as the gateway to a medical centre.