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Vintage photos of Sheffield show the city (and its hills) in past times

It's fascinating to see how the city has changed - and stayed the same - over time. 

No matter how long you've been in Sheffield, there's something intriguing about old photos of the city. Whether you're trying to spot familiar sites or marvelling at how certain areas look the same, the city's history can be captured in images that provoke nostalgia and tell us about the lives of those who came before us.

Whether you remember the egg box, the Tinsley Towers or the hole in the road, or just know about them through legend, enjoy this collection of memories of the city in former times.

A black and white photograph of a group of mostly men and boys with tools and a hole in the ground.

Striking miners independently work a seam of coal they have discovered on a building site off Handsworth Road in Darnall, Sheffield during the 1893 dispute

Unknown author. From The History of the City of Sheffield 1843-1993
A black and white photo of a burning building.

13th December 1940- Sheffield blitz

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Castle Market surrounded by scaffolding

Castle Market surrounded by scaffolding

Philippa Willitts
A circular building site with equipment.

Construction of the Castle Square Underpass (most commonly known as 'the Hole in the Road'), High Street, Sheffield.

The JR James Archive
A black and white photograph of nurses and injured soldiers.

Nurses and patients at Longshaw Lodge Convalescent Home for Wounded Soldiers, Grindleford

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Two cooling towers in front of a blue sky.

Tinsley Viaduct and Blackburn Towers

Gregory Deryckère
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