Sheffield 40 years ago: What did city look like in 1979? RETRO PHOTO GALLERY

Ever wondered what Sheffield city centre looked like exactly forty years ago?

Monday, 25th February 2019, 12:03 pm
Updated Monday, 25th February 2019, 12:07 pm
A busy day on Fargate in 1979.

We've delved back into our archives with this wonderful collection of images showing how Sheffield looked in 1979 - exactly four decades ago. How much can you remember?

The aftermath of a train crash at Sheffield station in March 1979 - six people were injured but there were no fatalities.
A sunny day in Gleadless forty years ago.
A long queue for the taxis in Fitzalan Square.

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A strike at the Parkway Industrial Estate in spring 1979.
Queues for the World Championship Snooker at the Crucible Theatre.
A sorry looking Attercliffe on a damp day in 1979.
A packed Crucible enjoys the snooker forty years ago.
Terry Griffiths celebrates his 1979 World Championship snooker title at the Crucible.
The Wards Brewery as it looked in the winter of 1979.
Ulley village on a summer's day.
The evocative interior of general store Pollards in 1979.
A city centre cycle race gets under way.
Coronation Street star Pat Phoenix opens Showboat bingo in Pond Street.
A blaze breaks out at Sheffield's Sanderson Kayers Works in October 1979.
The old Royal Mail coach visited the city on a ceremonial journey between London and Edinburgh.
The Princess Katharine sets sail from Sheffield Canal Basin
A Women's Liberation march en route to the City Hall.
Crowds enjoying music at a concert in Weston Park.
The Lord Mayor's Parade of 1979 makes its way up High Street.
Prince Charles officially opens the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.
Snow clearing at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane in February 1979.
Prince Charles meets staff at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.
A Boys' Brigade march through Barker's Pool
The Greystones Cinema in Ecclesall Road.
Sheffield's famous and much missed Redgates toy store.
Snow clearance at Hillsborough in the winter of 1979.
Action from Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal forty years ago.
The Moor after new traffic regulations were introduced.
The Berkeley Precinct in Ecclesall Road in August 1979.
Pollards in Glossop Road shortly before its closure.
Berkeley Precinct off Eccelsall Road.
The famous Tinsley Towers as they looked forty years ago before their demolition.
A busy day on Fargate.
The Moor as it looked forty years ago.
Ecclesall Road has changed a lot in the last forty years.
Enjoy music and sun in Weston Park in the summer of 1979.