Sheffield is the fourth-largest city in England and was where the Industrial Revolution began in earnest. The city is rewned for its high-quality steel and fine cutlery, for its two large universities and for having the biggest shopping centre in Europe, yet there is so much more to its history and its heritage. Over 250 images reproduced in full colour here capture the city's special identity, from beautiful landscapes to smogcovered housing, from a short-lived airport to the Sheffield theatre. In this collection, we see the industries, events, parks, museums and people of Sheffield city centre in a bygone era.
Professor Ian D. Rotherham is an international authority on cultural and historical aspects of landscapes and is Reader in Tourism & Environmental Change at Sheffield Hallam University. He works with the BBC Radio 4 History Programme, and has appeared in and advised on many documentaries and news programmes including Panorama and Horizon. His previous books include Roman Baths in Britain and Sherwood Forest & the Dukeries: A Companion to the Land of Robin Hood. Ian lives in Sheffield.