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Festive wheel

The Christmas market is in Sheffield this year again – I don’t think it was there last year due to the pandemic lockdowns that were in place. The market has had quite a lot of complaints on local social media apparently (although I’ve learnt to try and avoid local social media lest I gnash my teeth to powder at the ignorance and general crappy attitudes that prevail). Apparently it doesn’t compare favourably to previous years, or in comparison with the markets in some other places around the country. Too many food stalls and not enough gifts and other non-edible gifts are amongst complaints I’ve heard.

I think we should be grateful that the current situation is allowing the market to take place at all. It might not be at it’s best (although it looked pretty much like every other UK Christmas market I’ve visited) but maybe let’s give it a bit of leeway given the current global situation.

It’s very rare to see these markets with snow present (apart from the fake variety) as it’s unusual that we get any before Christmas. Even though it was wet and slushy and mostly gone, it was definitely a little bit festive to see these seasonal (not really) weather conditions.

Festive ferris

Yashica Mat 124G & Ilford HP5+ (@800asa). Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 10mins @ 20°.

Taken on 27 November 2021

4 thoughts on “Festive wheel

  1. When do think is the last time you found yourself in Norfolk Park? For I went on the Wikipedia to see more pictures of Sheffield and there was an interesting panorama of the city from Norfolk Park and I spotted the festive wheel.


    1. It’s a long time since I’ve been in Norfolk Park itself, but the tram that I catch into town sometimes (which I usually catch if I need to get a train to travel for my job – the tram stops beside the station) has a route winds around the vicinity of the park, so you see a similar vista if you’re sat on the right side. It’s a good place from which to see the whole of the city centre laid out.


    1. It probably has a name, but I’m not sure what it is now. It used to house a branch of Yorkshire Bank, but I think that’s now closed and that part of the building might currently be empty.
      The tower you can see is the town hall clock tower (with a figure of Vulcan stood at the top) and is a separate buiding altogether.

      You can see them better on Google Street View:,-1.4704653,3a,75y,112.85h,106.18t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s8sp1Gm6tF7jx8KSeXcdelQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192


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