10 Things You Need to Know about Sheffield…


Steel City News have come up with a list of 10 things we think you should know about Sheffield….enjoy! 

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  1. Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire.

2. Its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city.

River Sheaf. Picture from: wikimedia.com

3. During the 19th century, the city gained an international reputation for steel production.

4. 61% of Sheffield is green space, and a third of the city lies within the Peak District National Park.

5. Sheffield has two universities: Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield. The two combined bring about 54,000 students to the city each year.

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6. Sheffield has along sporting heritage, with: two football teams: Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United, a ice hockey team: The Sheffield Steelers, and Sheffield also hosts the World Snooker Championships each year at The Crucible.

7. The city is also home to some of music‘s most well-known bands, including: The Human League, Def Leppard, the Arctic Monkeys and Pulp (to name a few!)

The Arctic Monkeys. Picture from: clashmusic.com

8. There are tow large theatres, the Lyceum Theatre and the Crucible Theatre, and together with the small Studio Theatre make up the largest theatre complex outside London.

 9. Sheffield has two newspapers: The Sheffield Star and The Sheffield Telegraph, both published by Johnston Press PLC.

10. The Full Monty, The History Boys and Four Lions are all set, or partly set in Sheffield.

So there it is, our list of amazing and interesting facts about the City of Steel.

By Laura Browse.


About laurabrowse

Hi, I'm Laura Browse, a student journalist from Sheffield. Check out my blog: Steel City News, and have a gander at the articles. Thanks!
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One Response to 10 Things You Need to Know about Sheffield…

  1. nomis78 says:

    One of the things you missed off this list, sheffield had the first ever football club which is still going today making it also the oldest football club in world

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