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23 Things Only People From Sheffield Will Understand

Reyt good things that make us proud to be from the Steel City.

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1. This is your only memory of 'Hole In T'Road' / Via

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'

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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.


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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.


12. Wherever you are in the world, you brim with pure joy when you see this / Via

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.


14. This is a no-go zone on a Saturday afternoon

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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.


18. These are undoubtedly two of the best cover versions, ever

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Yorkshire-raised Tony Christie takes on the Arctic Monkeys and totally owns it.


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The Legend that is Shatner.


22. You've spent a large chunk of your childhood waiting for these guys / Via

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.

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