Sheffield S1 | Norfolk Street

Sheffield S1 | Norfolk Street | © Postcard Cafe 2019 | sp1000207

Sheffield S1 | Norfolk Street

Through the gateway to the left of this photograph is Upper Chapel (originally New Chapel), erected in 1700.  Back then it had a congregation of 1000 which at the time was one sixth of the population of Sheffield.  Roll forward to 2019 and Sheffield now has a population of over 500,000. (And the only one of them in this photograph is behind the camera!)

On Norfolk Street during the nineteenth century were Harrop and Hague, manufacturers of bellows, portable forges and blowing machines. The image below is courtesy of Local Studies and History, Central Library, Birmingham

Harrop and Hague | Norfolk Street Sheffield

Meanwhile No.6 Norfolk Street was the address of the famous Sheffield cutlers Joseph Rodgers & Sons. The image below of their showroom is with thanks to the University of Sheffield

Joseph Rogers Showroom, No. 6 Norfolk Street Sheffield

ABOUT ‘SHEFFIELD S1’ – A series of photographs of Sheffield city centre streets empty of people*, cars and traffic.  Click the links below to view other images in the Sheffield S1 series:

Sheffield Railway Station

Glossop Road

Commercial Street

Division Street

Pond Street

Arundel Gate

West Street

Haymarket

High Street

Tudor Square

Sheffield Interchange

Arundel Gate (Looking North)

*No pedestrians were harmed in the taking of these photographs

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