Our city nearly a century ago
The Britain from Above photo archive has some great photos of Sheffield take in the 1920s.
Under the terms of the license I can’t publishing them here, so instead I’ve linked to some of the highlights:
- The Peace Gardens – before St Paul’s church was demolished
- Barker’s Pool – before the City Hall was built
- Sheffield Midland station – with a big open space in front of it
- The University of Sheffield and Weston park – Firth Court and Weston park museum are pretty much the only recognisable buildings
- Pinstone Street
- The Botanical Gardens
- King Edward VII school
Not in Sheffield, but the archive also contains pictures of Sheffield
Wednesday United v Cardiff City at Wembley Stadium.
There are also several shots of suburbs, where some of the housing hasn’t yet been built. Areas featured include Millhouses, Beachief, Meadowhead, the Manor, Whirlow, Totley, Coal Aston, Middlewood, Handsworth, Oughtibridge, Attercliffe, Neepsend, Highfield, Sharrow and Firth Park.