Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1950s Sheffield

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  • Guaranteed to bring the memories flooding back!
  • Packed with scores of photos, rare memorabilia and more
  • The perfect gift for anyone that remembers Sheffield in the 1950s
  • Features Saturday night dances at Sheffield City Hall, The Star Walk, Marsdens Milk Bar, Philip Cann, Sheffield Empire, The Gaumont, Sheffield United Tours and more
  • A fascinating nostalgia trip.

1950s' Britain was the era when the word 'teenager' truly hit the vocabulary and the Teddy Boys sent a shiver down the spine of the older generation.

Sheffield’s Saturday nights were the preserve of dances at Sheffield City Hall, the Cutlers' Hall, the Locarno or even Glossop Road Baths; Friday night was bath night (probably a tin one in front of the fire); Bonfire Night was one of the year's highlights and the Star Walk and Hallam Chase were as near as we got to our very own Olympics.

 For many, the fifties were a golden age as the dark days of austerity made way for a period of increasing material prosperity.

It was the era of Redgates, Cockaynes and Atkinsons as the big stores rebuilt their businesses after the war.

The 1950s was a decade of bombsites, simple pleasures and Winston Churchill getting the freedom of Sheffield.

The City Hall Lions stood proudly, Laurel and Hardy came to the Empire and Pablo Picasso arrived for the ill-fated peace conference.

This guide book will be the perfect gift for anyone that remembers this amazing era.