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and also includes a couple of maps to clarify.
See the contents list below if you're interested in Sheffield area material.
For Wrexham, try this section instead.


With Sheffield situated as it is, material in this section will sometimes relate to certain areas of neighbouring counties such as Derbyshire.

The Cutlers' Feast at Sheffield
from The Illustrated London News, 1867 (includes illustration)

The Great Sheffield Flood of March 1864
Two articles from the Illustrated London News
giving an account of the flood disaster in which 250 or more souls in and around Sheffield
lost their lives — page also includes two scanned illustrations

The Sheffield Steel Manufactures
Article from the Illustrated London News of 1866
describing the grinding trades in Sheffield, and in particular how working conditions
affected the health and life expectancy of the workers — includes 6 engravings

The First Railway between Manchester and Sheffield
Illustrated history of the Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne & Manchester Railway, issued to mark the centenary of its opening in 1845

The Highways and Byways of Old Sheffield
A lecture delivered by R. E. Leader in 1906
mentioning many places in and around the town

Fifty years of Sheffield Church Life, 1866-1916
by The Rev. W. Odom, Hon. Canon of Sheffield
Includes reminiscences of 'old Sheffield' and Heeley, some photos, and many names are mentioned throughout the text, in addition to a list of subscribers

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