Sheffield Legends

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Sheffield Legends is a Walk of Fame located outside Sheffield Town Hall honouring famous people from or connected to Sheffield. Like the Hollywood version, there are plaques with famous people's names on them and why they are famous.

The idea was first suggested in 2005 when the people of Sheffield were asked who should be honoured after a local resident suggested honouring the footballer Gordon Banks, who grew up in Sheffield.[1]

To date, the inductees are:

Name Image Occupation Date of induction
Gordon Banks Sheffield Legends Gordon Banks.jpg Footballer 9 May 2006[1]
Sean Bean Sheffield Legends Sean Bean.jpg Actor 16 January 2010[2]
Grace Clough Sheffield Legends Grace Clough.jpg Paralympic gold medal winner 22 December 2016[3]
Joe Cocker Sheffield Legends Joe Cocker.jpg Singer 15 December 2007[4]
Sebastian Coe Sheffield Legends Sebastian Coe.jpg Athlete and politician 21 February 2007[5]
Derek Dooley Sheffield Legends Derek Dooley.jpg Footballer 4 December 2007[6]
Margaret Drabble Sheffield Legends Margaret Drabble.jpg Novelist 30 May 2012[7]
Jessica Ennis Sheffield Legends Jessica Ennis.jpg Athlete 20 June 2011[8]
Barry Hancock Sheffield Legends Barry Hancock.jpg Oncologist 24 June 2010[9]
Brendan Ingle Sheffield Legends Brendan Ingle.jpg Boxing trainer 8 January 2008[10]
Def Leppard Sheffield Legends Def Leppard.jpg Musicians 16 June 2006[11]
Nick Matthew Sheffield Legends Nick Matthew.jpg Squash World Champion 4 September 2013[12]
David Mellor Sheffield Legends David Mellor.jpg Cutler and designer 25 January 2007[13]
Michael Palin Sheffield Legends Michael Palin.jpg Comedian and television presenter 20 February 2007[14]
Steve Peat Sheffield Legends Steve Peat.jpg Mountain biker 28 October 2015[15]
Joe Scarborough Sheffield Legends Joe Scarborough.jpg Artist 3 June 2008[16]
Helen Sharman Sheffield Legends Helen Sharman.jpg Astronaut 12 December 2006
Joe Simpson Sheffield Legends Joe Simpson.jpg Mountaineer 8 January 2008[17]
Michael Vaughan Sheffield Legends Michael Vaughan.jpg Cricketer 30 November 2009[18]
Clinton Woods Sheffield Legends Clinton Woods.jpg Boxer 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "England legend to enter hall of fame". Yorkshire Post. 8 May 2006. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "Legend: Sean Bean unveils his walk of fame star in Sheffield". The Star. Sheffield. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "Paralympian Grace Clough to be awarded 20th star on Sheffield Legends walk of fame". The Star. Sheffield. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 
  4. ^ Joe Cocker to join Sheffield's 'hall of fame' » Local Government » 24dash.com Archived 2015-06-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Seb Coe returns to his roots and to his old school ties", The Star, 21 February 2007
  6. ^ Dooley's walk of fame - VIDEO - The Star
  7. ^ "Sheffield so dear to famous city author". The Star. Sheffield. 31 May 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 
  8. ^ "Jess becomes Sheffield's youngest legend". Sheffield Telegraph. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "Star status for the prof in city's walk of fame". The Star. Sheffield. 24 June 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 
  10. ^ "Brendan and Joe join the Walk of Fame", The Star, 2 January 2008
  11. ^ "Rock legends Def Leppard set to enter home city's hall of fame". Yorkshire Post. 7 June 2006. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 
  12. ^ "Squash star on Sheffield Walk of Fame", The Star, 4 September 2013
  13. ^ "Top designer honoured in home city as a living legend", Yorkshire Post, 26 January 2007
  14. ^ "Legend: Michael Palin". www.bbc.co.uk. BBC. 20 February 2007. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 
  15. ^ "Sheffield mountain biker Steve Peat joins 'walk of fame'", "BBC", 28 October 2015
  16. ^ "Joe Scarborough joins 'Walk of Fame'", Sheffield Telegraph, 3 June 2008
  17. ^ "Brendan and Joe join the Walk of Fame", The Star, 2 January 2008
  18. ^ "Ashes hero Vaughan joins the Sheffield legends". Sheffield Telegraph. 30 November 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 

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