The Exchange Brewery, Sheffield, owned by Whitbread's. It was founded in 1820 by Tennant Brothers and closed in 1993

In pictures: raising a pint to Sheffield’s lost breweries

Sheffield these days is a home to a variety of thriving independent and micro breweries – as soon as you get off the train at Sheffield Midland station you hit the popular Brewery Tap on platform 1b.

But the city was once home to big factory-sized breweries that at one time supplied thousands of the city’s thirsty steel and engineering workers on the industrial scale that their hot and dusty working conditions demanded.

This picture of Jim Circuitt, the cellar maintenance inspector at Whitbread's Brewery, Sheffield, was submitted by his daughter, Janet

1. Whitbread's Brewery cellar maintenance inspector

This picture of Jim Circuitt, the cellar maintenance inspector at Whitbread's Brewery, Sheffield, was submitted by his daughter, Janet
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The demolition of a chimney at the Whitbread Brewery Millsands site

2. Going down...

The demolition of a chimney at the Whitbread Brewery Millsands site
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Whitbreads Kegging Plant, Exchange Brewery, Sheffield, pictured on March 26, 1984

3. Production line

Whitbreads Kegging Plant, Exchange Brewery, Sheffield, pictured on March 26, 1984
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The Ward's Brewery on Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, pictured on February 21, 1979. It closed 20 years later

4. Ward's Brewery in 1979

The Ward's Brewery on Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, pictured on February 21, 1979. It closed 20 years later
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