Thursday, 12 January 2012

things that represent sheffield...

Sheffield Town Hall is a building in the City of Sheffield, England. The building is used by Sheffield City Council, and also contains a publicly displayed collection of silverware. The current building, Sheffield's fourth town hall, is located on Pinstone Street. It was designed by the London-based architect E. W. Mountford and constructed over a seven year period from 1890 to 1897, opening on 21 May 1897. An extension designed by F. E. P. Edwards was completed in 1923

The Peace Gardens is an award winning public space situated along Pinstone Street, near the Winter Garden and within walking distance of the Millennium Galleries.
The Peace Gardens contain the Goodwin Fountain, which has 89 individual jets of water. The fountain is dedicated to Sir Stuart Goodwin the founder of an important Sheffield steel and toolmaking firm.
57,000 litres of water are pumped through its water features. The system employs a water re-circulation system and is kept clean using a brine solution rather than chemicals.
They have eight large water features which make up the Holberry Cascades. The Cascades are dedicated to the leader of the Sheffield Chartist Movement and are located on either side of the four entrances to the main area of the Peace Gardens.

 The Hole in the Road

'The Hole in the Road' became part of Sheffield folklore from its construction in 1967 to its demolition in 1994. Its 27 year history saw it as memorable facet of the city for a variety of reasons that merged together in a loose fashion. As a 'residual jungle', the inclusion of a large and solitary fish tank was part of the allure of the underground structure. This seemingly out-of-time, disjointed and somewhat paltry example of aquatic exhibition then intersected with another latter-day 'menagerie' - the strutting and claiming territory of the 1970s and 1980s youth and music movements.


World Student Game, In 1991, Sheffield hosted the Universiade, otherwise known as the World Student Games. The Universiade (the word is made up of University and Olympiad) is a sporting event for students in higher education.
New venues were built to stage the Games - the main site was the Don Valley Stadium (a multi-purpose 25,000 seater stadium). The Ponds Forge Swimming Pool and the Sheffield Arena (with 10,000 seats and exhibition centre) were also built. The Lyceum Theatre was renovated as part of the cultural element of the bid.
Over 3,000 athletes from over 100 nations took part in the Games which ran from 14 - 25 July 1991.

Sheffield Steel

During the 19th century, Sheffield gained an international reputation for steel production. Many innovations were developed locally, including crucible and stainless steel, fuelling an almost tenfold increase in the population during the Industrial Revolution. Sheffield received its municipal charter in 1893, officially becoming the City of Sheffield. International competition in iron and steel caused a decline in traditional local industries during the 1970s and 1980s, coinciding with the collapse of coal mining in the area.
The 21st century has seen extensive redevelopment in Sheffield along with other British cities. Sheffield's gross value added (GVA) has increased by 60% since 1997, standing at £9.2 billion in 2007. The economy has experienced steady growth averaging around 5% annually, greater than that of the broader region of Yorkshire and the Humber.


Meadowhall hall is an indoor shopping centre in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It lies three miles (5 km) north east of Sheffield city centre and four miles (6.4 km) from Rotherham town centre.
Note that Meadowhall Retail Park is a separate development, also owned by British Land, lying 0.8 miles (1.29 km) to the south of Meadowhall shopping centre in the Car brook area of the city.

Warp Record

Warp, commonly referred to as Warp Records, is a pioneering independent British record label, founded in Sheffield in 1989, notable for discovering some of the more enduring artists in electronic music.
label (whose name was chosen because the original name, 'Warped Records' was difficult to distinguish over the telephone) soon became home to artists who would be influential in electronic music.


The Crucible Theatre is a theatre built in 1971 and located in the city centre of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. As well as theatrical performances, it is home to the most important event in professional snooker, the World Snooker Championship.

Tinsley Cooling Tower
The viaduct is one of Sheffield's most prominent landmarks, and was once made all the more so by the adjacent pair of cooling towers that were left standing for safety reasons after the demolition of the Blackburn Meadows Power Station. The cooling towers were a major point of contention over the years and were once saved from destruction only after being chosen as a nesting site by a rare bird.More recently, plans were made to turn them into a piece of public art.Other plans for the towers included concert halls, skate parks and a theme park.


Sheffield Football Club is an English football club from Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The club is most noted for the fact that they are the world's oldest club now playing Association football, founded in 1857. They currently play in the Northern Premier League Division One South.
The team was originally based at various grounds around Sheffield, including Bramall Lane, formerly home to Sheffield Wednesday and now the home of Sheffield United. They are now based at the Coach and Horses Ground in Dronfield, Derbyshire. The club are also noted for participating in the world's oldest footballing rivalry. Sheffield competed against Hallam in the world's first inter-club match during 1860 - the match is known as the "Sheffield" derby.
The club's finest hour came in 1904 when they won the FA Amateur Cup, a competition conceived after a suggestion by Sheffield. They also finished as runners up of the FA Vase in 1977. They have been bestowed with the FIFA Order of Merit and commemorated by the English Football Hall of Fame for their significant place in football history


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