Northernness, Sheffield and the 1966 World Cup: The “Steel City” on Display

Tosh Warwick

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Abstract

During summer 1966 global attention turned to the manufacturing centre of Sheffield as “Steel City” played host to a number of FIFA World Cup matches. The tournament has been romanticised by the press as a key national triumph following England's victory, whilst sport historians have critiqued the event's cultural, economic, political and social impact. This article contends that this major sporting event served as a platform for articulating and experiencing the provincial north of England by highlighting how post-war Sheffield utilised the 1966 World Cup to promote multiple identities spanning that of a traditional, northern industrial centre to one of a modern, forward-thinking city.
LanguageEnglish
Pages92-106
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Regional and Local History
Volume12
Issue number2
Early online date22 Nov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Northernness, Sheffield and the 1966 World Cup : The “Steel City” on Display. / Warwick, Tosh.

In: International Journal of Regional and Local History, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2017, p. 92-106.

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