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Sheffield is a city in South Yorkshire, England. 551,800. As of 2011 census, the city had an estimated population of 551,800.

Key Facts about Sheffield

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  1. Sheffield is a city in South Yorkshire, England. 551,800.

  2. As of 2011 census, Sheffield had an estimated population of 551,800.

  3. Sheffield gets its name from the River Sheaf which runs through the city.

  4. During the Industrial Revolution, Sheffield gained a international reputation as a center of steel production. During this period, the population increased tenfold, and key innovations in steel-making such as the crucible and stainless steel came from the area.

  5. During the 1970s and 1980s, the steel industry went into decline (coinciding also with the collapse of coal-mining in the area), however since then there was been extensive redevelopment in the area, and a strong revival of the economy.

  6. Sheffield is linked to the national motorway network via the M1 and M18 motorways. The Sheffield Parkway, a major dual carriageway, links Sheffield to junction 33 of the M1.

  7. Sheffield station offers rail links via the Midland Main Line via the East Midlands to London, and the Cross Country Route which provides connections to the East of the Scotland, Northeast England, the West Midlands, and the Southwest, as well as Liverpool, Manchester, and Kingston upon Hull,

  8. The closest international airport to Sheffield is Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, which is located about 18 miles (29 kilometers) from the center of Sheffield. Until just a few years ago, there was actually a small airport in Sheffield (Sheffield City Airport), but this closed in 2008.

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Sheffield DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: UK City Notebook for Sheffield, England (European City Notebooks in Lists)

By Younghusband European City Notebooks

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Paperback (144 pages)

Sheffield DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: UK City Notebook for Sheffield, England (European City Notebooks in Lists)
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This UK City Notebook is designed to inspire listmakers and crators and travelers to create their own city guide and city biography in list form and to journal the dickens out of their time in the city. This city notebooks is a do it (all) yourself notebook crafted for independent travelers and thinkers!

Sheffield is a brilliant city! Which begs the question, why not create your own city guide and keep a travel journal to help make your time there unforgettable, fun, and organized, eh?

You hold in your hands a journal and city guide re-invented for listmakers, curators, travelers, urban explorers and city locals alike! This notebook can help you keep all your important information about Sheffield organized and ready for when you need it and where you need it.

Use the pages of this notebook to document your adventures, experiences, thoughts, and memories. Have fun making lists of all the highlights and lowlights Sheffield has to offer. This is the perfect place to journal your time with boots on the ground in Sheffield! This is the perfect place to write down and organize everything you find fascinating about the city — which is why it's your diy city guide.

Make your time in the city more fun, more organized, more productive and more creative by making Sheffield DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: UK City Notebook for Sheffield, England your newest and trustiest sidekick.

Sheffield Village (Images of America)

By Charles E. Herdendorf

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2011-01-24
Paperback (128 pages)

Sheffield Village (Images of America)
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The Village of Sheffield was founded on the Lake Erie plain and a sandy ridge of glacial Lake Warren. Black River and French Creek course through rich farmlands, once home to Archaic and Woodland Indians. Originally surveyed as Township 7 of Range 17 in the Connecticut Western Reserve, hearty pioneers arrived here in 1815 from the Berkshire Mountains of New England, naming their settlement Sheffield after their Massachusetts town. In the mid-1800s, another wave of immigrants arrived from Bavaria, adding cultural richness to the community. In 1894, industrialist Tom Johnson constructed giant steel mills on the west side of the river, and Sheffield Village eventually broke away, choosing to retain its agrarian identity. Today Sheffield Village is in transition to a modern residential/commercial community but keeps much of its natural character by virtue of parklands along stream valleys. Fortunately, fine examples of homestead architecture have been preserved throughout the village.

Around Sheffield Pike (Rambling - mainly in northern England)

By Graham Dean

Released: 2017-09-04
Kindle Edition (29 pages)

Around Sheffield Pike (Rambling - mainly in northern England)
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We went wrong on this walk (we often do) – but we didn’t stray too far from the path, so I’ve amended the OS route and gps file to show the route that we should have taken! Most of the walk follows clear paths – some of the descent is very steep on a loose stony track. The route is full of contrasts, starting at the idyllic Glencoyne Bay (reputed to have provided the inspiration for Wordsworth’s Daffodils) but also passing through the site of the largest lead mining operation in the country. On a good day there are great view, but as you can see from the photographs, we didn’t choose a good day!


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