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Sheffield gift - 1879 Guide to Sheffield - abridged - Foreword by Neil Anderson

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🚂 Hop aboard the time machine! Dirty Stop Outs takes a detour from our usual disco lights and groovy nights, taking a leap further back to Victorian Sheffield with our, '1879 Guide to Sheffield'. Get ready to swap your bell-bottoms for a top hat and explore the city like it's... well, 1879. It's the ultimate Sheffield gift.

Includes a foreword by 'Dirty Stop Outs' author Neil Anderson. It's one of most fascinating titles ever written about Sheffield and it's one of the then town's earliest attempts at tourism and there's just 100 copies available.

Highlights include retail therapy in Cole Bros, a sumptuous dinner in the Cutlers' Hall  and a relaxing night's sleep at the Royal Victoria Hotel.

The abridged '1879 Illustrated Guide to Sheffield' gives a unique insight into life gone by. It was a period that saw the earliest tram routes opening out to Attercliffe, Hillsborough and Nether Edge and cocoa and coffee houses providing entertainment in the shape of billiards and bagatelle.

The Sheffield Club is frequented by the elite and Working Men's Clubs are on their ascendency right across the town.

📚 Get ready to discover the Sheffield that your great-great-grandparents raved about. It’s quirky, it’s enlightening and don't forget to pencil in a visit to South Yorkshire Lunatic Asylum at Wadsley Park. It offers "extensive lawns, flower gardens and shrubberies" with all general maintenance "performed by the lunatics".

The original, full-length book was published in 1879. This is a great Sheffield souvenir from a great Sheffield gift shop.


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Here at Dirty Stop Outs we think you're never too old too disgrace a dancefloor and certainly never old enough to know any better. Our mission is simple – we want you to re-discover your rock’n’roll mojo. So why grow up when you can still be a 'Dirty Stop Out'?

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