Help save a rare piece of Sheffield’s history

by Sheffield Libraries and Archives in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Help save a rare piece of Sheffield’s history
We did it
On 5th June 2017 we successfully raised £154 with 25 supporters in 14 days

Help us raise funds to purchase two rare photographs of Sheffield and the Boer War to add to Sheffield Library's Picture Sheffield website

by Sheffield Libraries and Archives in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Sheffield City Archives and Local Studies Library is asking 149 people to donate just £1 to help save two rare photographs currently on sale on eBay.

The images relate to the Mafeking Seaside Fund and show crowds around a Boer war cannon on Leopold Street in c. 1900.

They are currently on sale for £149 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OLD-PHOTOS-BOER-WAR-MAFEKING-SEASIDE-FUND-RAISING-GUN-SHEFFIELD-YORKS-C-1900-/352052314256

There are just over two weeks to raise £149 towards the purchase of these two rare photographs.  Once purchased they will be scanned and added to Picture Sheffield for everyone interested in Sheffield’s history to enjoy.

Over 400 Sheffielder’s died in the Boer War. Their names are listed on memorials in the entrance to the Town Hall and in Weston Park.  The war is also remembered in local street names such as Ladysmith Avenue and Mafeking Place and also in the Spion Kops at both of Sheffield’s football grounds.

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