Sheffield in the 70s (BOK)

"Sheffield Star", Peter Goodman

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This is a reprint of the 2002 original back due to popular demand. It features over 400 captivating photographs chronicling Sheffield through the 1970s. It documents people and events as well as the expected photographs of buildings, streets and landscapes. Welcome to Sheffield in the Seventies! It seems only a short step back in time - until you realise that any Sheffielder under 35 probably won't remember Fargate when traffic ran through it, the landmark Grand Hotel on Leopold Street where visiting celebrities stayed, Davy's famous restaurant and popular meeting place on Fargate, the Vogue Cinema at Sheffield Lane Top, the jingle of sixpences and threepenny bits in your pocket as you set off for a night out...Neither will they recall the days before the Parkway linked the city to the MI or the industrial problems and power shortages which led to television having to finish at 10.30pm and motorists not being able to drive over 50mph. Not to mention Billy Smart's circus, Yorkshire playing cricket at Bramall Lane football ground and the sheer artistry of Tony Currie and Willie Henderson as they thrilled crowds at Sheffield United and Wednesday respectively. The early Seventies were the days when T-shirts came without slogans and it was legal to drive without seatbelts. Streakers ripping their clothes off at sports events hadn't been heard of. And it wasn't until 1970 that you were allowed to vote at 18 instead of 21. The decade wasn't without its freak weather either. In 1975, snow actually stopped play at a cricket match - in June! Then followed two of the hottest summers in memory. What nobody noticed halfway through the decade was a 19-year-old computer whiz called William Henry Gates dropping out of college in America in 1975 to start his own business. He was a bit quicker than the rest of us and finished up a billionaire before he was 30. Even this briefest of reviews of the things we lost and gained in the Seventies serves as a reminder that time has rushed on, played tricks with our memories and persuaded us that from then to now was a mere cockstride. So enjoy looking back to Sheffield in the Seventies and the many photographs which reflect that era. There are hundreds of identifiable faces in the book - and yours might just be one of them.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2011
Forfatter "Sheffield Star", Peter Goodman Forlag
DB Publishing
ISBN 9781859839713 Antall sider 192
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,4cm Vekt 391 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Local history, Places in old photographs