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Sheffields Midland Station, Sheaf Square, looking towards Hyde Park Flats, 1968

Sheffields Midland Station, Sheaf Square, looking towards Hyde Park Flats, 1968


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Sheffields Midland Station, Sheaf Square, looking towards Hyde Park Flats, 1968

From an original at Sheffield Libraries: w00589

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This print from Sheffield City Archives takes us back to the year 1968, providing a glimpse into the bustling heart of Sheffield. The image showcases Sheffields Midland Station, an iconic railway hub that has witnessed countless journeys and stories over the years. Standing tall amidst its surroundings, this architectural marvel serves as a testament to the city's rich history. As we gaze upon this snapshot frozen in time, our eyes are drawn towards Hyde Park Flats in the distance. These towering residential buildings, known as Park Hill Flats, dominate the skyline with their unique Brutalist design. They serve as a reminder of an era when urban planning aimed to create innovative living spaces for communities. The composition beautifully captures Sheaf Square, where pedestrians and vehicles harmoniously coexist against a backdrop of vibrant city life. This central square acts as a meeting point for locals and visitors alike – a place where conversations flow freely and memories are made. Sheffield's industrial heritage is palpable in every corner of this photograph; it exudes resilience and determination that have shaped Yorkshire's identity throughout generations. As we delve into its details, we can almost hear the echoes of train whistles blending with lively chatter from passersby. Preserved meticulously by Sheffield Libraries, this original print allows us to travel back in time and immerse ourselves in an era long gone but not forgotten. It serves as both a visual feast for nostalgia seekers and an educational tool for those curious about Sheffield's past – reminding us all that history

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