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The hole in Sheffield city centre, South Yorkshire, that will be the hub of the new

The hole in Sheffield city centre, South Yorkshire, that will be the hub of the new


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The hole in Sheffield city centre, South Yorkshire, that will be the hub of the new

The hole in Sheffield city centre, South Yorkshire, that will be the hub of the new subway complex, though it was thrown open to the public, not many people took the trouble to go and have a look from the inside of it. 23rd May 1967

Alfred Markey
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
England
X4791

Media ID 21692287

© Mirrorpix

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The Hole in Sheffield City Centre - Unveiling the Future Subway Complex

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. In this print captured by Alfred Markey on May 23rd, 1967, we are transported back to a momentous time in Sheffield's history. Standing at the heart of South Yorkshire's bustling city center is an intriguing sight - the infamous "hole" that would soon become the epicenter of a groundbreaking subway complex. Despite being open to the public, only a handful of adventurous souls ventured inside this cavernous space. The image captures an air of mystery and anticipation surrounding this ambitious project. Bell Bros, Cockaynes Department Store, and Midland Bank Limited stand tall in the background as witnesses to this transformative endeavor. The photograph also offers us a glimpse into daily life during the swinging sixties. As cars and buses navigate through busy streets lined with shops and businesses, it becomes evident that change is inevitable for Sheffield's transport system. Alfred Markey skillfully freezes this fleeting moment in time when progress was about to reshape South Yorkshire forever. This remarkable snapshot serves as a reminder of how cities evolve over time and highlights our human curiosity for what lies beneath our feet. As we admire this nostalgic piece from Memory Lane Prints, let us appreciate both the past and future; honoring those who dared to dream big while acknowledging their contribution towards building vibrant communities like Sheffield today.

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