Sunday, April 12, 2020

Sheffield: War and Peace - Revisited

Over the next fortnight we’re revisiting an exhibition held at the Central Library a couple of years ago.  In it, we considered how Sheffield’s rich history had been shaped by conflict and major events in the wider world.  It is difficult to predict how our city may be changed by the current world crises of pandemic and climate emergency, but as history clearly shows, change will inevitably come…

In this series of blog posts we will pick out a selection of stories from our city’s past and hopefully whet your appetite for more.  You can delve deeper by visiting our website and view thousands of images at Picture Sheffield, the city’s depository of over 100,000 local images. 

Images above
Sheffield Castle.  Scene from the Sheffield Blitz. WW1 armaments factory.  A political gathering in Paradise Square

Tomorrow we will begin the journey by considering Sheffield’s position on a border, the early conflicts that resulted from this and how, perhaps, the geographical location of the city has contributed to the Sheffield identity.

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