Pictures: Focus on Burngreave

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This week’s Picture Special feature for Star Retro focuses on the area of Burngreave in Sheffield.

They show several well-known former businesses in the inner city district north of the city centre - as well as school bands and local places of interest dating all the way back to 1879.

Burngreave started to develop in the second half of the 19th century and previously had been woodland.

Burngreave Cemetery was built in 1860 and extended in the early 1900s.

Grimesthorpe Lane, which runs through Burngreave, is a very old road that is said to follow the course of the Roman Rig, a man-made defensive ridge probably built by the Celtic Brigantes tribe—that used to run from near the Wicker to Mexborough.

These pictures were provided by the Sheffield City Archives.

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