Rare & Racy | Curious Epitomes

Outside Rare & Racy on last Day of trading 1.7.2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020931E

This photograph was taken on Saturday 1st July 2017.  Sadly on that day after 48 years of trading the shop closed their doors for the last time.

Inside Rare & Racy Vol I  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol II  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol III  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol IV  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol V  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol VI  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol VII  HERE

Rare & Racy shop front  HERE

The Rare & Racy website is  HERE

Singing The Blues | Rare & Racy

Singing The Blues | Rare & Racy Sheffield | © Little Bits of Sheffield | S_1070578E

1969 – 2017

Today is the day when after 48 years of trading Rare & Racy will finally close it’s doors for good.  If you read this early today then do drop by to wish them well.  The reasons for closure are well documented and for many it is a very sad day.  Rare & Racy has been one of the rare and precious jewels in Sheffield’s cultural crown.  A place for books, music and and artworks by local artists it is a place held dear by many and will be greatly missed.

Follow the links below to Postcard Cafe see more photographs inside Rare & Racy

Inside Rare & Racy Vol I  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol II  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol III  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol IV  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol V  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol VI  HERE

Rare & Racy shop front  HERE

The Rare & Racy website is  HERE

More photos of Rare & Racy on Postcard Cafe HERE

Nuts in May – Part Two| Park Hill 2017

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While visiting Park Hill I spotted that thousands of hexagonal nuts have been discarded along the length of the new steel fence.  Not someone who likes to see things simply going to waste I thought I’d re-purpose a few and documented the results.

Nuts in May Part One can be viewed HERE

The title for this post has been borrowed from Mike Leigh

Nuts in May | Park Hill 2017

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While visiting Park Hill I spotted that thousands of hexagonal nuts have been discarded along the length of the new steel fence.  Not someone who likes to see things simply going to waste I thought I’d re-purpose a few and documented the results.

The title for this post has been borrowed from Mike Leigh

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I paint my boyfriend's toenails and he shaves my head | © Little Bits of Sheffield 2017 |  SP102070BWE

My decision to walk along a road which I rarely go down was rewarded when I stumbled upon this wonderful statement…

If I had a top ten favourite pieces of graffiti then I’m pretty sure this would be in the top five!

Another in my top five I found at Steeley Magnasite works near Hartlepool.  It’s worth a look: HERE

To celebrate a new entry into my top ten I thought I’d share one of my favourite songs from another local treasure (sadly they split up years ago).