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10 Norfolk Row. In this building on the evening of Friday 22 March 1889 the committee of Sheffield United Cricket Club met with senior officials from the Sheffield Football Association, in the office of Club Secretary Mr Joseph Wostinholm, and decided to form a new football club for the 1889-90 season. The club would play on the Bramill Lane Ground. The next day an advertisement in the Sheffield morning newspapers invited professional players to send their testimonials and particulars to Mr Wostinholm by 30 March 1889. Sheffield United Football Club was born.

10 Norfolk Row, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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John Brown John Brown (1816-1896), one of the greatest of the Victorian industrialist, was born in Orchard Square, in what was then Favell's Yard. He was apprenticed in nearby Orchard Place before setting up his first steelmaking workshop in 1844 at number 24 Orchard Street. Inventor of the conical spring railway buffer and pioneer manufacturer of railway lines and armour plate, his name lived on into the twentieth century through the steel forgings produced at Firth Brown for the famous battleships and liners built at the John Brown Shipyards, Clydebank.

Favell's Yard, Orchard Square, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Education Offices Opened in 1879 as Firth College through the generosity of Mark Firth (1819-1880), an eminent local steelmaker and manufacturer, the college was a centre for popular lectures and university extension classes and, alongside the Sheffield Medical School, was the forerunner of the University of Sheffield. From 1905 to 1963 these buildings served as premises for a variety of local schools, the last of which was the Central Technical School for Boys.

Leopold Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Central Library/Graves Gallery Alderman John George Graves (1866-1945) was born in Lincolnshire, moving to Sheffield and establishing several manufacturing businesses, and a highly successful mail-order operation.A dedicated Salvationist, he became one of the city's greatest philanthropists, to which the Graves Art Gallery, Graves Park and much else besides testify.

Central Library and Graves Art Gallery, Surrey Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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The Cutlers' Hall The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire in the County of York were incorporated in 1624 and were responsible for the affairs of the cutlery industry - for centuries a main source of employment in Hallamshire. The first hall was built on this site in 1638, the second in 1725, and the present hall in 1832. Designed by Samuel Worth and Benjamin Broomhead Taylor, it is acknowledge as one of the finest livery halls in the country. It has been extended twice - in 1867 and in 1888.

Cutlers' Hall, Church Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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1878 Bramall Lane stages the worlds 1st ever floodlit game of football

Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, Cherry Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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1855 Bramall Lane opens for the first time as a cricket ground

Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane. Cherry Street., Sheffield, United Kingdom

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1973 Bramall Lane hosts its last game of cricket on August 7th between Yorkshire & Lancashire

Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane. Cherry Street., Sheffield, United Kingdom

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1954 Bramall Lane becomes the first English stadium to have its own floodlights

Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane. Cherry Street., Sheffield, United Kingdom

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1901 The world famous Archibald Leitch John Street Stand, a landmark in football, opens

Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, Cherry Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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1889 Sheffield United F.C. formed. Bramall Lane stages the first lawn tennis tournament

Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane. Cherry Street., Sheffield, United Kingdom

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1867 Bramall Lane stages the worlds 1st football cup final - the Youden Cup won by Hallam F.C.

Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, Cherry Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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1862 Bramall Lane stages its 1st football game between Sheffield F.C. & Hallam

Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, Cherry Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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17 Church Street This bank was designed by Samuel Worth and built in 1837 as the head office of the Sheffield and Hallamshire Bank. It became part of Midland Bank in 1913, before which it was one of the last independent banks in England. In 1992 Midland became a member of the HSBC Group, one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations. Church Street branch is the main Midland branch in Sheffield

17 Church Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Jarvis Cocker musician sustained broken leg due to clambering out of a window above this site. 1985

Division Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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The Bessemer Converter In recognition of the outstanding contribution to the steel industry by Sir Henry Bessemer through his invention of the Bessemer Process for steelmaking as embodied in this last remaining example of the Bessemer Converter.

Kelham Island Industrial Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Site of the historic Wham Bar location of the first live performance by the Human League June 12th 1978 (site has been redeveloped, so plaque may be missing)

Psalter Lane campus, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Huntsman Crucible Furnace and Tilt Hammers The furnace (1829) is the world's oldest surviving example of the type developed by Benjamin Huntsman. In its day it represented a great metallurgical achievement. The tilt hammers (1785) are probably the oldest set on their original site. They exemplify engineering technology in the heyday of water power. Together they symbolise the achievement of steel-makers and engineers which provided the foundations of the Industrial Revolution.

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Abbeydale South Road, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Norfolk Bridge erected A.D. 1856

Norfolk Bridge, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Siemens Gateway. Remains of the Siemens melting shop of Norfolk Works, built 1918. The Siemens open hearth method of steel making was used in Sheffield mainly between 1879 and 1965 for production of larger ingots. Gateway relocated to this site 1993.

Siemens Gateway, Savile Street East, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Bessemer House (1901) Former offices of Bessemer Steel Co. Across the road Henry Bessemer in 1859 established the first commercial Bessemer melting shop in Britain, leading to the worldwide introduction of cheap bulk steel

Bessemer House, Carlisle Street East, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Carbrook Hall, Attercliffe Common. Carbrook Hall was once a much larger house, this wing being added in 1620. Here lived Colonel John Bright, famed for his part in the taking of Sheffield Castle by Parliament in the Civil War.

Carbrook Hall, Attercliffe Common, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Broughton Lane / Attercliffe Common. Spence Broughton the highwayman, was hung in chains near here in 1796 close to the scene of his crime. He is thought to be the last man in England to be so punished.

Broughton Lane, Carbrook, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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River Don Works, Brightside Lane. River Don Works, founded in 1863 by Naylor Vickers, has long specialised in the heaviest forgings and castings for the shipbuilding, energy and defence industries. This tradition continues.

River Don Works, Brightside Lane, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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John Wesley July 15th 1779 "I preached in Paradise Square in Sheffield to the largest congregation I ever saw on a weekday ".

18 Paradise Square, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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1778 1841 David Daniel Davis Physician Lived in this house 1803-1812 Translated Pinel's Treatise on Insanity Assisted at the birth of Queen Victoria

12 Paradise Square, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Education Offices From 1933 to 1964 Firth Building was used by the Sheffield Central Technical School, formerly the Junior Technical School. During that time over 5,000 boys passed through the school, many progressing to successful careers in the steel, engineering and building industries of the region. The first headmaster, Gwilym E. Thomas, was succeeded in 1947 by Herbert W. Wadge M.B.E. who was prominent in the development of secondary technical education in this country. Herbert Wadge had a profound life long influence on all his pupils. Flourish C.T.S. Forever!

Leopold Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Attercliffe Library, Leeds Road. Attercliffe Library opened in 1894 in answer to local public demand and closed in 1986. As well as lending books it was one of the first places in Sheffield to display lists of job vacancies.

Attercliffe Library (former), Leeds Road, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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William Marsden (1796-1867) was born in a house close to this site in August 1796. As a young man, he left Sheffield to study at St. Bartholomew's Hospital and was admitted a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1827. In 1828, he founded the country's first free hospital, the Royal Free Hospital, which was base don the principle "the disease and poverty should be the only claims for admission" In 1851, following the death of his wife from cancer, he opened a cancer hospital which is now known as the Royal Marsden.

Watson's Walk, Angel Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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In this house Sir Francis Chantrey R.A. 1781-1841 worked as a portrait painter circa 1802

24 Paradise Square, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Hillsborough Hall Hillsborough Hall was built in 1779 in the Adam style as the home of Thomas Steade. It was thus called as a mark of respect for Lord Downside of Hillsborough, County Down. Hillsborough subsequently became the name of a Sheffield suburb and a world famous football club ground. Nineteenth century occupants of the hall included three celebrated manufacturers; the Rodgers family of cutlers, the locomotive designer and engineer Edward Bury, and James Willis Dixon and his son of the same name who were silversmiths. It was James Willis Dixon jnr. who in 1899 released the ten acre site north of the hall which was to become Hillsborough football ground. He eventually gifted the hall to the people of Sheffield and it took on a new role as a public library in 1906.

Hillsborough Hall (now library), Hillsborough Park, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Edward Bury Between 1852 and 1860 Hillsborough Hall was occupied by the family of Manchester born Edward Bury F.R.S. (1794-1858), pioneer locomotive builder with the London and Birmingham Railway (1838-1846), one-time locomotive superintendent and general manager of the Great Northern Railway, and subsequently co-founder of Sheffield steel firm Bedford, Burys and Co, of the Regent Works. Bury invented the bar frame locomotive, universally adopted by American railroads, and was a pioneer of standardisation in engineering.

Hillsborough Hall (now library), Hillsborough Park, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Samuel Osborn Samuel Osborn (1826-1891) was one of the city's greatest industrialists, becoming Master Cutler in 1873 and Lord Mayor in 1890. The plaque marks the site of his company's Clyde Works, purchased in 1868 from Shortridge Howell and Co. It was here, during the late Victorian period, that the production of R.F. Mushet's self-hardening steel was perfected. This became a Sheffield speciality, making the name Samuel Osborn synonymous with the highest quality tool steel.

Clyde Steel Works, Wicker, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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The Bath Hotel by virtue of historic interest merits the title A Heritage Inn

The Bath Hotel, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Joe Simpson - Mountaineer

Pinstone Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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David Mellor Designer - Craftsman

Pinstone Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Def Leppard - Musicians

Pinstone Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Frank Mottershaw (1850-1932) pioneer of film production based in the city

Ruskin Gallery, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Ebenezer Elliott the Corn Law Rhymer 1781-1849 lived here 1834-1841

22 Blake Grove Road, Upperthorpe, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Hecla Works, Newhall Road. At Hecla Works Robert A Hadfield developed manganese steel, one of the first 'special' steels. Hadfields once employed 15,000 here and at East Hecla Works, Tinsley

ex-Hecla Works, Newhall Road, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Joseph William Thornton 1870-1919 founder of "Thorntons" resided here at 64 Fitzwalter Rd with his family in 1911, the year he opened the first "Thorntons" shop at 159 Norfolk St Sheffield

64 Fitzwalter Road, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Vickers Building, Brightside Lane. This imposing building was built in 1907 as the head office of Vickers, the steel, engineering and munitions giant. Later English Steel, British Steel and Sheffield Forgemasters have all occupied it in turn.

Vickers Building, River Don Works, Brightside Lane, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Atlas Works (1854) From these offices was once controlled the John Brown industrial empire at its height employing 55,000 in coal, steel and ship building. The company locally were innovators in railway engineering & armour plating.

Atlas Works, Savile Street East, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Derek Dooley MBE - Footballer

Pinstone Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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World's First Prototype Cast Steel Node The world's first cast steel node made in 1978 at the nearby foundry of River Don Castings, now part of Sheffield Forgemasters. Used to join the tubulars of offshore oil platforms, the design in cast steel represented a significant milestone for both the development of casting technology and offshore structures.

Sheffield Forgemasters (roundabout outside works), Brightside Lane, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Joe Scarborough - Painter

Pinstone Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Gordon Banks OBE - Footballer

Pinstone Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Prof. Barry Hancock OBE Cancer Specialist

Pinstone Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Margaret Drabble - Novelist

Pinstone Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Clinton Woods - World Champion Boxer

Pinstone Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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