Sheffield, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Sheffield and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Raf Norton

I was posted to RAF Norton in 1960 and told by the powers that be to catch a bus (number ??) from the railway station to the camp. I asked the conductor to tell me when I got to the stop. He said "RAF Norton, I've not heard of ...Read full memory

My First School

If the photo of the school is circa 1955, I would still be there. I must have started in 1952 when I was 5. I remember getting a 'Coronation teaspoon' in 1953 (albeit I really wanted a propelling pen). Dancing lessons with ...Read full memory

A memory of Sheffield by John Creasey

Western Road School

It was one of the largest schools in the area. It had a separate building for each of the age groups, infants, juniors and seniors. I lived in Springvale Road across the road from Siddal's sweatshop. One of the Siddal boys became chairman of the National Coalboard.

A memory of Sheffield by John Judge