The Jessop Hospital for Women was a hospital in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. At the time of its closure in 2001, it was managed by the Central Sheffield University Hospitals NHS Trust. Following a large donation by Thomas Jessop, a wealthy steelworks-owner, a new building was commissioned to replace the old Sheffield Hospital for Women at Figtree Lane, which had only six beds; the new facility was designed by John Dodsley Webster in the Gothic Revival style. The building cost £26,000 - a lot of money at the time - all paid for by Jessop, it opened as the Jessop Hospital for Women in 1878. An extension, known as the Edwardian wing, was completed in 1902. Between 1927 and 1972 the hospital had a 45 bed annexe at Norton Hall known as the Firth Auxiliary Hospital. Operation of the hospital was transferred from the Sheffield Health Authority to the Central Sheffield University Hospitals NHS Trust on 1 November 1991, who continued to operate the hospital until its closure; the hospital was in the news in 1998 when Diane Blood gave birth to a baby boy, having been inseminated using her husband's sperm, taken from his body while he was unconscious on life support, shortly before his death.
A prolonged legal case gave her the right to do this, despite not having the written consent of her husband. After services transferred to the Jessop Wing of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, the hospital closed in 2001. In 2007 the majority of the 1970s wing was demolished by the University of Sheffield as part of their Jessop West development; the Victorian Wing of the original hospital was converted to house the Department of Music, who occupied it in 2009. Despite being a Grade II listed building, demolition of the Edwardian wing started on 30 July 2013. Demolition was pursued in favour of renovation as it provided the University of Sheffield with a greater floor area for new development at a lower cost. List of hospitals in England
Dyson House was a building, part of Sheffield Hallam University's city campus in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The building was on Sheaf Square, next to the Sheffield Midland Station. Dyson House became unused by the university for several years, was bought by Yorkshire Forward as part of the Heart of the city scheme funded by EU regeneration money and has now been demolished; the site along with the adjacent Sheaf House has a proposal for a new 200,000 sq ft office block, shops and 200 apartments in a mixed use scheme of a futuristic modern design by Make Architects designers of the acclaimed Swiss Re building in London. Heart of the City - City centre regeneration scheme Sheffield Telegraph Report - From 18 January 2008
Crystal Peaks is a shopping centre and retail park in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Established in 1988, the centre attracts around 11 million visitors a year. Crystal Peaks Shopping Mall has 600,000 sq ft of retail space with a range of High Street stores including, Burton, Dorothy Perkins, New Look and Spencer and Clarks; the Centre has an indoor market operated by Sheffield City Council, a medical centre, veterinary surgery and a range of other facilities and services. The retail park is located within walking distance and hosts brands such as TK Maxx, Argos and Boots, as well as two catering units and a gym. In recent years, bee hives have been sited on the roof of the shopping centre to help combat the decline of the local bee population. Other environmental projects that the centre has taken part in include the installation of swift boxes on the building, bee-friendly planting, a nature reserve and the support of Beighton in the Britain in Bloom and Yorkshire in Bloom competitions.
Crystal Peaks has a dedicated'charity of the year'. In 2010 the centre raised over £8,000 for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice; the centre's adopted charity for 2011 was Macmillan Cancer Support. Crystal Peaks first opened in 1988. Opening ceremonies attracted large crowds to see Roland Rat and Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards do the honours. To much applause, Olympic ski jumper Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards performed a stunt on wires from the top of the atrium above the escalators; the central areas inside the shopping centre included a waterfall, a river, clock tower elevator and a model railway. Sheffield's first ten screen cinema, a UCI, was part of the complex, although this closed in 2003 due to competition from newer, larger cinemas in the city. Since opening the centre has developed a great deal. Sainsbury's was relocated to the lower mall in 2006 and further extensions to the North Walk and East Mall were completed in early 2007. Crystal Peaks bus station is located off of Peaks Mount on the western side of the shopping centre, with a direct entrance into the shopping centre.
Alongside the adjacent tram stop, Crystal Peaks bus station forms the main public transport hub for south-east Sheffield. The main operators serving the bus station are First South Yorkshire and Stagecoach Yorkshire, who between them operate cross-city route 120. Additional services are provided by G&J Holmes. Crystal Peaks tram stop is located in Waterthorpe on the Sheffield Supertram system, serves Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre and Retail Park, Drakehouse Retail Park, Waterthorpe, it consists of two platforms. Official website Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre on CompletelyRetail
Cutlers' Hall is a Grade II* listed building in Sheffield, the headquarters of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire. It is located on Church Street opposite Sheffield Cathedral; the Cutlers' Hall was built in 1832 by Samuel Worth and Benjamin Broomhead Taylor at a cost of £6,500. It was extended in 1865–7 by Flockton & Abbott, again in 1888 by J. B. Mitchel-Withers, it is Sheffield's third Cutlers' Hall, the previous buildings, which were built in the same location, were constructed in 1638 and 1725. Prior to 1638 the cutlers met in rented accommodation with tradition saying that this was a public house on Fargate, although there is no documentary evidence to back this up; the first Cutlers' Hall, a stone building with a slated roof, was built in 1638 at a cost of £155 15s 10d, of which £57 18s 4d was raised by subscription. The building was found to be inadequate, having to be repaired on many occasions and in 1725, a new Cutlers' Hall was erected on the same site at a cost of £442, it was an narrow Georgian three storeyed building with a string course cornice.
Towards the end of the 18th century the Cutlers' Hall was used as an overspill court room as the Town Hall across Church Street could not cope with the increasing number of crimes. The Hall's front is of the Corinthian order. Behind the classical façade is an intricate series of rooms which reach back as far as Fargate. There is a selection of old Hallamshire knives on show inside the hall, some of which go back to the Elizabethan era. Many of the knives were discovered by Thames mudlarks in the tidal mud of the River Thames in London. On display is the Norfolk Knife, a large pocket knife with 75 blades, made by Joseph Rodgers and Sons at their Norfolk Street Works in Sheffield for the Crystal Palace Great Exhibition of 1851. Today, the building is used for many of the grandest events in the city's civic and commercial life, for instance the annual Cutlers' Feast which became an annual event in 1648; as of 2008 there have been 372 Cutlers' Feasts with breaks only for the World Wars and a cancellation in 1921.
The banks neighbouring the Cutlers' Hall are in a similar style. One was designed by Samuel Worth in 1838, the other was completed in 1867; the Cutlers' Hall is maintained by a registered charity. Master Cutler Listed buildings in Sheffield Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire Cutlers' Feast of Sheffield, 1867
Snooker is a cue sport which originated among British Army officers stationed in India in the half of the 19th century. It is played on a rectangular table covered with a green cloth, or baize, with pockets at each of the four corners and in the middle of each long side. Using a cue and 22 coloured balls, players must strike the white ball to pot the remaining balls in the correct sequence, accumulating points for each pot. An individual game, or frame, is won by the player scoring the most points. A match is won. Snooker gained its own identity in 1884 when army officer Sir Neville Chamberlain, while stationed in Ooty, devised a set of rules that combined pyramid and life pool; the word "snooker" was a long-used military term used to describe inexperienced or first-year personnel. The game grew in popularity in the United Kingdom, the Billiards Association and Control Club was formed in 1919, it is now governed by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. The World Snooker Championship has taken place since 1927, with Joe Davis becoming a key figure in the early growth of the sport winning the championship fifteen times from 1927 to 1946.
The "modern era" began in 1969 after the BBC commissioned the snooker television show Pot Black and began to air the World Championship in 1978, leading to the sport's new peak in popularity. Ray Reardon dominated the game in the 1970s, Steve Davis in the 1980s, Stephen Hendry in the 1990s. Since 2000, Ronnie O'Sullivan has won the most world titles, with 5. Top professional players now compete around the world and earn millions of pounds; the sport has become popular in China. The origin of snooker dates back to the latter half of the 19th century. In the 1870s, billiards was a popular activity amongst British Army officers stationed in India and several variations of the game were devised during this time. One such variation originated at the officers' mess of the 11th Devonshire Regiment in 1875, which combined the rules of two pocket billiards games and life pool; the former was played with fifteen red balls and one black positioned in a triangle, while the latter involved the potting of designated coloured balls.
The game developed its own identity in 1884 when its first set of rules was finalised by Sir Neville Chamberlain, an English officer who helped develop and popularise the game at Stone House in Ooty on a table built by Burroughes & Watts, brought over by boat. The word "snooker" was a slang term for first-year cadets and inexperienced military personnel, but Chamberlain would use it to describe the inept performance of one of his fellow officers at the table. In 1887, snooker was given its first definite reference in England in a copy of Sporting Life which caused a growth in popularity. Chamberlain came out as the game's inventor in a letter to The Field published on 19 March 1938, 63 years after the fact. Snooker grew in popularity across the Indian colonies and the United Kingdom, but it remained a game for the gentry, many gentlemen's clubs that had a billiards table would not allow non-members inside to play. To accommodate the growing interest and more open snooker-specific clubs were formed.
In 1919, the Billiards Association and the Billiards Control Board merged to form the Billiards Association and Control Club and a new, standard set of rules for snooker first became official. The game of Snooker grew in the latter half of the 19th century and the early 20th century, by 1927 the first World Snooker Championship had been organised by Joe Davis who, as a professional English billiards and snooker player, moved the game from a pastime activity into a more professional sphere. Davis won every world championship until 1946; the game went into a decline through the 1950s and 1960s with little interest generated outside of those who played. In 1959, Davis introduced a variation of the game known as "Snooker Plus" to try to improve the game's popularity by adding two extra colours, but it never caught on. A major advance occurred in 1969, when David Attenborough commissioned the snooker television series Pot Black to demonstrate the potential of colour television with the green table and multi-coloured balls being ideal for showing off the advantages of colour broadcasting.
The series was for a time the second-most popular show on BBC Two. Interest in the game increased and the 1978 World Snooker Championship was the first to be televised; the game became a mainstream game in the UK, Ireland and much of the Commonwealth and has enjoyed much success since the late 1970s, with most of the ranking tournaments being televised. In 1985 a total of 18.5 million viewers watched the concluding frame of the world championship final between Dennis Taylor and Steve Davis known as the "black ball final". The loss of tobacco sponsorship during the 2000s led to a decrease in the number of professional tournaments, although some new sponsors were sourced. By 2007, the BBC dedicated 400 hours to snooker coverage compared to just 14 minutes forty years earlier. In 2010, promoter Barry Hearn gained a controlling interest in World Snooker Ltd. the professional sport's commercial arm, pledging to revitalise the "moribund" professional game. Under his direction, the number of professional tournaments has increased, certain tournament formats have been changed in an attempt to increase their appeal, and, by 2013, total prize money had more than doubled from £3 million to more than £7 million for the tour.
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The Octagon Centre, built in 1983, is a multi-purpose conference centre and music venue at the University of Sheffield, England. Situated in the Western Bank campus, it is joined by a skyway to University House and comprises an eight-sided auditorium with a capacity of 1,500, meeting rooms, a lounge with bar and patio; the Octagon is used for a variety of purposes, including examinations, graduation ceremonies, music concerts and club nights. In 1958 the University Grants Committee agreed to allocate a sum of £175,000 for the construction of a new oval shaped theatre, which would have been built next to University House and was predicted to be completed for 1965. By early 1963, the funding was revoked because a theatre building was no longer considered a priority for the university given other pressures arising from construction underway at the time; the Drama Studio opened on a nearby site in 1970, considered something of a compromise. The university was offered the empty premises of JG Graves Limited, opposite the Western Bank building.
Despite initial plans to convert it for use by the Biology department, the building was demolished. The site was used as the Clarkson Street car park until the Octagon Centre construction began in 1982. By 1981 the university had made plans to build a new venue at a cost of £1.75 million, considered to be inappropriate expenditure at a time of tight funding. The plans were criticsed by the local press at the time; the building was planned as an extension to the student's union, but due to the financial stake provided by the university an arrangement was made to share the use of the building between the union and the university, in exchange for student union control of parts of University House. The building was opened in 1983 under the management of Stephen Ware and contributed to Sheffield being listed as one of the top ten conference towns in the UK by Conference Britain in 1985; the Social Democrat Party held a conference there in 1988 and degree congregations moved there from Sheffield City Hall in 1984.
The Octagon Centre consists of a main auditorium known as the Convocation Hall to the north, with offices and meeting rooms in corridors across two floors at a lower elevation on the southern side of the building. There is a bar lounge on the south side of the hall; the Convocation Hall has a diameter of 32 m on the East-West axis, covers an area of 870 m2 and has a capacity of 1000 seated or 1500 standing. The building is connected to University House by a footbridge, offering access to University House's catering facilities; the centre offers five meeting rooms to clients with the following outline capacities: The Octagon Centre has hosted live music concerts from a number of notable bands as part of the touring music circuit in the UK, such as Nirvana on 28 November 1991. The Students' Union hosts nightclub and live music events in the Octagon. In 2006 Eddie Izzard received an honorary doctorate in Letters at a graduation ceremony in the Octagon Centre; the Octagon Centre is situated on the A57 near its western intersection with the A61, junction 6 of the Sheffield Inner Ring Road.
Access from the north and north-east of the country is provided by the M1 and M18, with routes from the south served by the M1 and A61. Access from the west is served by the A57 Snake Pass, alternatively using the A628 Woodhead pass in poor winter weather conditions. Although there are a number of car parking spaces around the university, car parking can be limited, so the university recommend using park and ride services or planning car parking in advance. A number of bus routes serve the area around the university, with routes H1, 30, 30A, 51, 52, 70, 120, 272, 273, 274, 275 and 505 serving the nearest stops to the Octagon Centre; the Octagon Centre is a short walk from the University of Sheffield Supertram stop, served by the Blue and Yellow lines to destinations including Sheffield station, Malin Bridge and Meadowhall Interchange. The nearest rail station is Sheffield station, connecting it to local destinations by Northern and TransPennine Express services, with intercity services operated by CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains.
Sheffield station is just over two hours away from London St Pancras and one hour from Leeds and Nottingham. There is a direct connection to the Supertram network at the station via an overbridge, which allows onward travel to the Octagon Centre via the University of Sheffield tram stop; the nearest international airport is Doncaster Sheffield 30 minutes away by car. Other nearby international airports include Leeds Bradford and East Midlands Airport. Manchester has a direct rail link to Sheffield and London Heathrow and London Gatwick are connected to Sheffield by rail with one change of train four hours away. University of Sheffield University of Sheffield Students' Union University House Drama Studio The Octagon Centre University of Sheffield Conferences Convocation
Goodwin Sports Centre
Goodwin Sports Centre is a sporting facility and gym in the Crookesmoor area of the city of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Its facilities include a 33 m swimming pool, bouldering wall, tennis court, cricket nets, sports hall and several synthetic pitches, it is owned by the University of Sheffield. The Goodwin Sports Centre consists of a range of indoor facilities in two buildings - one housing a swimming pool and bouldering wall, the other housing an indoor sports hall and other facilities; the complex has one full size astroturf hockey pitch on the other side of Northumberland Road and a football synthetic pitch. The facilities are used by members of the general public as well as the university community. University teams compete both at an internal level and within the British Universities Sports Association's leagues. A number of non-university teams and clubs play or train at Goodwin, including Sheffield University Bankers Hockey Club; the facilities were constructed in the 1960s, funded by the head of the Neepsend Tool and Steel Corporation, Sir Stuart Goodwin.
He approached the university with £30,000 of financial support towards building a sports hall after discovering that the existing gymnasium on the Western Bank part of the campus would be demolished. They were opened in October 1960. After funding the indoor sports hall, Goodwin discovered that there was no swimming facility at the university and issued a further £60,000 from himself and his wife to fund the construction. At the opening ceremony for the pool, he surprised people further by pledging to fund squash courts and indoor cricket wickets; the swimming pool and second gymnasium opened in 1963. The swimming pool was named the Cofield Swimming Pool, after "Sarge Cofield", the manager of university athletics for several years, on his retirement in 1967. During the 2001/2002 academic year, the facilities were improved at a cost of £6 million, the gym facilities renamed S10 Health; this is when additional synthetic pitches were added, along with the aerobics area and indoor climbing arena.
This was when the'USport' body was created, an organisation with input from the University of Sheffield and the University of Sheffield Union of Students. The facilities were opened up to members of the public, membership fees were charged - including fees for students - for the first time. USport was renamed to Sport Sheffield in 2012. Goodwin is located halfway up Northumberland Road off the A57 in the Crookesmoor part of Broomhill; the hockey pitches are to the south of the road, opposite the Weston Park Hospital whereas the indoor facilities and remaining football pitch are to the north, closer to Crookes Valley Park. The pitches sit on top of former water reservoirs: The sports pitches on Whitham Road opposite Weston Park Hospital are the site of Godfrey Dam, built in 1790 and extended in 1853. On the opposite side of Northumberland Road was New Dam built in 1787 and enlarged in 1809. Nearer Crookesmoor Road alongside Narrow Walk were Ralphs and Misfortune Dams, with Butchers Dam on the opposite side of Northumberland Road.