The Ring Road

Hanover Way

Everyone in Sheffield will know the part of the ring road that goes from the Waitrose roundabout up to the University. What many may not know is that the building of the ring road brought major changes to the Broomhall area, effectively cutting it in half!

It started as a normal residential street and included Clarence Street at the bottom and Upper Hanover Street at the top. Many houses and streets were cleared, including Aberdeen Street and parts of Monmouth Street (see map here – the ring road now cuts through the middle of this area).

It was subsequently widened and extended to what it is today: Hanover Way dual carriageway. Various additions such as subways and crossings have also been added over the years.

This photo gallery shows its progression. Underneath, you can listen to Alan Billings, the vicar of St Silas Church during the 1970s, discussing the sit-down protest with local mums that led to his career in local politics.


Alan Billings remembers the sit-down protest for road crossings that launched his political career

Hanover Way

This page was added by Jennie Beard on 30/01/2015.

Comments about this page

  • It was brilliant when they built the ring road, what a playground, we used to race bikes up and down and build ramps to jump over. Good times

    By Dave roberts (29/07/2015)

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