IT’S not just dusty documents at Sheffield Archives. The following historical gems are all stored there and available to be viewed.
Sheffield’s Market Charter, 1296
This royal charter giving permission to hold markets and fairs in Sheffield was granted by Edward I to Thomas de Furnival. It allowed a weekly market every Tuesday and a three-day fair once a year, establishing Sheffield as a major trading centre.
Sheffield Parish Register, 1560 – 1670
One of the city’s earliest parish registers, this volume lists all those who were baptised, married and buried at Sheffield Cathedral between 1560 and 1670.
Sheffield Flood Claims Register, 1864
A complete series of volumes recording the claims made against Sheffield Water Company for loss of livelihood and property following the Great Flood – considered the worst disaster in Victorian Britain.
James Dixon and Sons silversmiths book of silverware designs 1890s
Perhaps the perfect advertisement for ‘Made In Sheffield’, this remarkable company record shows fascinating photographs of some of Sheffield’s finest metalware.