Sheffield, Fargate And Surrey Street 1893
Photo ref: 31961
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We are at the heart of the city centre, and this is now all pedestrianised. The Albany Hotel, dating from the late 1870s, was originally a Temperance establishment. The YMCA building to the left of the complex was added in 1891. The frontage of the hotel has changed with the removal of the top windows and decoration. The obelisk commemorated Queen Victoria's Jubilee in 1887. It was removed to Endcliffe Woods in 1903; a statue of the Queen replaced it here in 1905, but it was itself taken to the woods in 1930.

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A Selection of Memories from Sheffield

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Sheffield

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I was a Pupil nurse sent to Nether Edge Hospital for my 'Care of the Elderly placement' in 1974 on the elderly rehab, female ward. Forty- one years ago ! My maiden name was Paula Furniss training at Clarke House if any one remembers that long ago ! I was there for six weeks during the summer and really enjoyed nursing there. The standards of care were really high and the nursing staff were so caring, ...see more
I was a cadet Nurse here aged 16yrs and a pupil nurse when I was 18yrs. Very happy memories
I worked as a junior technician in the Research Laboratory of the Sheffield Centre for the Investigation and Treatment of Rheumatism under the leadership of Dr Harry West and George Newnes, based in the Nether Edge Hospital.
It doesn't seem to be on the photo , but a motor boat ( Elizabeth ) used to run around the lake from the boat house , bottom right