West Street in Sheffield looks very different now to how it did when this photo, showing the grocery store Sharman, was taken in January 1961. The caption at the time read: "The junction of West Street with Fitzwilliam Street - an illustration of a self-contained shopping centre, away from mid-city bustle, yet with stores to meet virtually every demand of the housewife and her family."West Street in Sheffield looks very different now to how it did when this photo, showing the grocery store Sharman, was taken in January 1961. The caption at the time read: "The junction of West Street with Fitzwilliam Street - an illustration of a self-contained shopping centre, away from mid-city bustle, yet with stores to meet virtually every demand of the housewife and her family."
West Street in Sheffield looks very different now to how it did when this photo, showing the grocery store Sharman, was taken in January 1961. The caption at the time read: "The junction of West Street with Fitzwilliam Street - an illustration of a self-contained shopping centre, away from mid-city bustle, yet with stores to meet virtually every demand of the housewife and her family."

Sheffield retro: 29 nostalgic photos of Sheffield in the 60s, proving it was one of the best times to be alive

The images include John Lennon at Sheffield City Hall, the Goodwin Fountains being switched on for the first time and shops on West Street

Fans went wild for the Beatles, the Arts Tower became Sheffield's tallest building and the Goodwin Fountain at the top of Fargate was unveiled.

This retro photo gallery proves Sheffield didn't miss out on the fun during the 1960s, as a cultural revolution swept the world.

John Lennon is pictured backstage at Sheffield City Hall, a very different looking West Street is seen and chefs are shown cooking up a storm at Sheffield's luxurious Grand Hotel.

These images from the archives also show how much neighbourhoods across the city have changed, from the shops on West Street to Leppings Lane, in Hillsborough, Gleadless Valley and Woodseats.

John Lennon is pictured backstage at Sheffield City Hall, a very different looking West Street is seen and chefs are shown cooking up a storm at Sheffield's luxurious Grand Hotel.