Sheffield’s historic buildings have been retained or rescued in times past by citizens alert to their value, and energetic groups of present-day individuals work to give future generations links to the city’s long history.
Much has been lost, however, and some of it is regretted. Mike Higginbottom’s presentation draws attention to the reasons why much-loved landmarks bite the dust, and queries whether some of them could have had a future.
In particular, it gives examples of buildings that fall beneath the radar of listing and conservation-area status but can make an important contribution to the townscape and the well-being of the community.
He illustrates sites that have been preserved by a spirit of compromise and draws attention to some buildings in the city which give cause for current concern.
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