“This is a newspaper man’s story, covering two definite crises in local history, the first the Sheffield Flood, the second the Great War in 1914.
The first of these gave Sheffield the opportunity of deciding whether it would remain small mean town, or, in time, take its part and place among the historic cities of the world; and the second, through the wonderful work done in the war, showed how very admirably that opportunity had been grasped.
Between these dates Sheffield emerged from little things so emphatically that everything became possible to it, with visible steps in creation of its Bishopric, in the rising of its educational schemes culminating in the Sheffield University, in development of trade, and in the public spirit of its chief citizens. Those citizens saw to it that Sheffield was truly built, whilst their enterprises carried the fame of its trade into the far off corners of the earth.
It is in hope that the present generation may be stimulated to a similar love of Sheffield that this book been produced.
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