Meet the Sheffield elephant who inspired a whole herd
Sheffield is saying goodbye this weekend to the popular herd of elephant sculptures that have brightened up the city’s public spaces, so here's a picture of Lizzie, the elephant who inspired the idea.
The cutting from the Sheffield Daily Independent of January 31, 1916 was submitted by Sheffield Star Retro supplement reader Brenda Simpson.
Lizzie was pressed into service for Sheffield scrap dealer Thomas Ward.
She became a familiar and much-loved sight in the streets around Kelham Island and went afterwards into city legend.
Lizzie was acquired on loan from a menagerie based at the Wicker... read more
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