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Sheffield Past and Present

By (author) Geoffrey Howse
Genres: Local history
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Published: 1st Oct 2007
Dimensions: w 158mm h 236mm d 11mm
Weight: 320g
ISBN-10: 0750948957
ISBN-13: 9780750948951
Barcode No: 9780750948951
"Sheffield Past & Present" gives a fascinating insight into the dramatic changes that have taken place in the city during the 20th century. The book recalls houses and public buildings, shops, factories and pubs that have vanished or been changed almost beyond recognition. The pictures show changing types of transport and fashion, and the developing character of streets and districts as they took on the form that is familiar today.The astonishing periods of growth that occurred during the late Victorian and Edwardian eras, and since the Second World War, are particularly well illustrated. Many aspects of the changing city are recalled - hospitals and schools, places of work and recreation, parks and squares, suburban streets and the main thoroughfares - and the pictures record the ceaseless building and rebuilding that characterises the city today. The author has combined a remarkable selection of archive photographs with modern views of the same scenes in order to record the transformation that has occurred. The book will add to the knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of all those who take an interest in this distinctive city.

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