1. This is your only memory of ‘Hole In T’Road’
The centrepiece of the “Hole In t’road” was a huge fishtank. During a big shop to town, this was ultimate mum vs. bored kid blackmail ammo. In reality, it was mostly just brown water, behind proper thick glass, with the odd glistening fish eye.
Shove that up your underwater ocean tunnel, Mr Sealife Centre.
2. Sorry, yeah, ‘Hole In T’Road’
Hole In t’road, which of course in Sheffield means ‘The Hole In the Road’, yet scholars maintain that the translation was lost hundreds of years ago. Basically an underground shopping centre with a skylight. Despite being the number 1 hangout spot for 24-hour drunks, in 1994 this iconic landmark joined the 27 club to make way for this.
Is it a train, is it a tram? No it’s the SuperTram! Only Sheffield would be brazen enough to claim such a strong testament of superiority about its alternative public transport system.
4. Halfway is actually a place
5. Everything stops for this
OWL OR BLADE? The local soccer ball teams go head-to-head for The Steel City derby. Although we ant ad one ferawhile.
6. Everyone welled up with pride at this
…look at us winning stuff and that.
7. …and this
these lot of done a whole heap of well done.
9. This is a Jennel
Note the ‘J’. NOT a Ginnel. No. Stop it.
10. This is a breadcake
Not a roll, bap, barmcake, muffin. Jesus, what’s wrong with you people, really.
11. ..and this is a fishcake
A deep fried fish sandwich, beautifully substituting the bread for slices of potato. Best served with lashings of vinegar in between #10. Dear God get in my mouth.
12. Wherever you are in the world, you brim with pure joy when you see this
The ‘Made In Sheffield’ stamp on yer cutlery. A shining beacon of Sheffield’s internationally recognised steel-making past. Still, it’s probably not a wise choice shouting ‘it’s proper quality this’ and waving a knife around when you’re trying to eat Sunday dinner with the in-laws.
13. The only reason why you watched Game of Thrones was for this man
He makes everything dead good. Apart from When Saturday Comes.
14. This is a no-go zone on a Saturday afternoon
Fancy losing your child or sanity? Enter this horrible soul sucking place at your own peril. For instant suicide try visiting on Christmas Eve or Boxing Day.
15. Losing these was a pretty big deal
How can I tell if I’m nearly home now?
16. You’d sell your left tit to be flown to Tenerife by this man
Yep, Sheffield-raised Mr Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden, you can fly me to wherever you f***king like.
17. You’ve done this in a queue
You sexy thing
18. These are undoubtedly two of the best cover versions, ever
Yorkshire-raised Tony Christie takes on the Arctic Monkeys and totally owns it.
The Legend that is Shatner.
20. Some might say ‘shit hole’
But these bad boys are the first thing that greet you when you roll into town on train.
Plus, they’ve been done up and were shortlisted for the Riba Sterling Award 2013
21. Held yer nose going through here
As a kid the fresh fish and meat markets were gag worthy. As a grown-up you realise it was a bloody fantastic outlet for local retailers & produce. RIP Castle Market. Eff you, Tesco.
22. You’ve spent a large chunk of your childhood waiting for these guys
The centrepiece of Orchard Square is a chiming clock with moving figures depicting Sheffield’s cutlery trade every 15 minutes. The longest 15 minutes in every Sheffield Mum’s life.