Norfolk Street decorated for Queen Victoria's visit, 1897. Ref no: S01563
Norfolk Street decorated for Queen Victoria's visit, 1897. Ref no: S01563

Unique pictures reveal how life on this Sheffield city centre street has changed over the years

These pictures from the Sheffield Archives show the life of Norfolk Street in the city centre, which has seen huge changes in its time.

Thursday, 16th September 2021, 1:50 pm

The city centre street takes its name from the Duke of Norfolk, who had big interests in the city, and runs from the town hall to Arundel Gate. Buildings around the Brown Bear pub date to the 18th century. The Upper Chapel is one of several that once existed on the street, including the Nether Chapel, and Victoria Hall, featured in these pictures, still survives.

Thorntons had their first Chocolate Kabin on the street and famous cutlery manufacturer Joseph Rodgers once had a prestigious showroom on part of the road that would have stretched past Arundel Gate.

These pictures are available online at picturesheffield.com, who sell prints and gifts featuring the collection. Search using the reference number in the caption.

We always love to see your old Sheffield pictures – you can share them on our Facebook group, Retro and memories – Sheffield Star.

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